PRAGUE, August 6 — PRIME. At an extraordinary meeting on Friday in Brussels, the EU energy ministers will consider two proposals on a possible solution to the problem of high energy prices, the Czech presidency of the EU is now clarifying the positions of individual countries, head of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade Josef Sikela told reporters on Tuesday.
“An extraordinary meeting of the European Energy Council, convened by the Czech Republic in its capacity as chair on Friday, will consider two proposals for a possible solution to the problem of high energy prices. The Czech Republic is currently seeking the views and proposals of individual member countries of the council and plans to publish on Wednesday the so-called “chairman’s summary”, summarizing the positions of each country. The council will work out the final decision on Friday,” Sikela said.
According to the minister, two proposals are currently being considered. One of them is to separate the price of gas from the price of the closing power plant, which determines the price of electricity.
“This means that high gas prices, which are currently the subject of an energy war, should not affect electricity prices,” Sikela said.
The second proposal provides for the establishment of marginal prices for all types of electricity generation, except for gas. At the same time, the Czech minister said, the Czech Republic continues to negotiate a solution to the energy crisis at the national level.