Amendment to curb SEPS’s profit was rejected
The opposition MPs failed to push through the amendment under which the profit from providing network services by the operator of the transmission network could only be used to reimburse projected costs for network services.
The opposition MPs failed to curb the use of the profit of the company Slovenska Elektrizacna Prenosova Sustava (SEPS) controlled by the state via the finance ministry. MPs for Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) Karol Galek and Jana Kissova attempted to push through the amendment to the Act on Regulation in Network Industries in the Parliament under which the profit from providing network services by the operator of the transmission network could only be used for to reimburse projected costs for network services. Their amendment was rejected in the first reading. “The bill reacted to the fact that despite the annual profit of the state company, the tariff for network services is one of the highest in the European Union, while it is paid by electricity consumers in their electricity prices. In other words, they contribute to the profitability of the state company,“ Galek emphasized. Opposition MPs are convinced that electricity prices would decrease significantly if the amendment had been passed in the Parliament.
Full story in Slovak: Firme SEPS neokresali používanie zisku