William Malcolm

Energie ČS To Merge With Amper Market

Energie ČS will merge with Amper Market. Both belong to Jiří Písařík’s Bohemia Energy group, which ceased operations in mid-October. The merger of the two companies is in line with the strategy of the Bohemia Energy group to gradually close down, said its spokeswoman Hana Novotná. All rights and obligations of Energie ČS towards customers and business partners will be maintained.

“The merger of Energie ČS and Amper Market is a logical step. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Europe Easy Energy as, which is wholly owned by the Bohemia Energy group,” said Novotná.

In mid-October, Energie ČS (EČS) ceased operations and thus cooperation with Česká spořitelna. According to Novotná, the reason for the independent existence of Energie ČS after its incorporation into the Bohemia Energy group was the possibility to use the Energie ČS label and the benefits for clients resulting from cooperation with Česká spořitelna. However, as a result of the termination of this cooperation, ties to Česká spořitelna must also be terminated, she said. 

Bohemia Energy plans to close Amper Market next year. According to the Electricity Market Operator (OTE), the company, which is the only one to survive the group’s October closure, supplies electricity to about 8,500 customers. The owner Jiří Písařík has previously stated that the company supplies energy mainly to customers such as hospitals, schools, heating plants or offices and will meet its obligations. In addition to electricity, Amper Market also supplies gas to around 450 customers. Bohemia Energy bought the company several years ago from businessman Jan Palaščák.

The Bohemia Energy Group ceased operations in mid-October and around 900,000 of its customers must look for a new energy supplier. The largest group of alternative energy suppliers in the Czech Republic to date has justified this by the continuing extreme growth of energy on wholesale markets. The group’s clients first reached the so-called supplier of last resort, where they can stay for a maximum of six months. The Energy Regulatory Office and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have repeatedly called for people not to stay at this institute for long, partly due to high advances.