Czech metering tender

The Czech Republic was last month formally requested by the European Commission to bring its national law in line with the EU Energy Services Directive (2006/32), under which member states have to ensure that final energy customers are provided with competitively priced individual meters that accurately reflect their actual consumption.

In addition to playing a crucial role for promoting the efficient use of energy, individual metering is needed for the provision of individual billing based on actual consumption.

The Directive had to be fully transposed into national law by May 17, 2008.

The Commission’s request takes the form of a reasoned opinion under the EU infringement procedure. If the Czech Republic does not comply with its legal obligation within two months, the Commission said it may decide to refer the matter to the Court of Justice.