The Czech Republic's allocations under the EU’s Cohesion Policy for 2021 to 2027 are expected to amount to EUR 21.1 billion. Two national operational programmes target climate and energy spending - OPTAK (OP for Technologies and Applications for Competitiveness) and OPŽP (OP for the Environment).
General: allocation, definition, transposition
Specific allocation for energy communities
Only one national OP (OPTAK) mentions energy communities, without a specific allocation. The TJTP vaguely mentions energy communities, by saying that the development of energy communities is one of the specific goals in the energy field but without any further information.
Definition of energy communities in line with EU legislation
No concrete definition is given.
Proportionality of share of total fund allocated to energy communities
No financial allocation dedicated towards energy communities envisaged.
Link to a wider scope of activities and objectives
Availability of tailored financing tools
There are no there different financing tools available.
Link between energy communities, building renovation and energy efficiency
Technological innovation linked to the development of intelligent energy systems, decentralised electricity production, electrification of consumption.
Recognition of energy communities under multiple objectives
Energy communities are not recognised under multiple objectives. They are only supported for a technological innovation objective (linked to the development of intelligent energy systems, decentralised electricity production, electrification of consumption).
Transparency and inclusiveness
Holistic strategy to provide financing across different levels of project development
The program envisages financial support for the grid updates to facilitate the connection of energy communities
Transparency of the design and communication of the schemes and measures
The design and communication of the schemes/measures is partially transparent. The schemes are presented at the meetings of the Monitoring Committee but there are limited opportunities to discuss the content and provide recommendations.
Selection criteria and the prioritisation of various social components
The selection criteria are not satisfactory.
Decentralised tender process
The process of creating the tenders isn't decentralised.
Existence of procedures to facilitate the participation of energy communities in open calls
There are no relevant procedures in place to facilitate the participation of energy communities in the open calls.
Stability and predictability of the programme through time
The program is not stable nor predictable through time.