Pražská energetika (PRE) will discount households that reduce their electricity consumption year-on-year in winter. This is to motivate customers to save money. The unique premium will be credited to the client’s customer account with PRE and subsequently deducted from the electricity payment in the next billing.
The amount of the discount depends on the distribution rate and the amount of savings achieved. It will range from CZK 750 to CZK 3,000, said PRE spokesman Karel Hanzelka.
PRE supplies about 700,000 households, mainly in Prague. Homes that achieve demonstrable savings in electricity consumption during the upcoming winter heating season will receive a discount.
The customer will be a PRE client between October 1, 2021, and July 1, 2023.
PRE will distinguish between two groups of customers according to the electricity distribution rates. The first group is customers with a single tariff distribution rate, who use electricity only for lighting, cooking, and everyday appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, or TVs.
The second group is customers with a two-tariff distribution tariff, i.e., households that use electricity for heating or heating water.
Customers must reduce their consumption year-on-year from November 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, to qualify for the reward.
Households with a single tariff will receive a bonus of CZK 750 if they save five percent of their electricity, and if they hold at least ten percent, they will receive CZK 1,500 from PRE.
Households with a two-tariff tariff will receive CZK 1,500 if they save at least ten percent year-on-year and CZK 3,000 if they save over 20 percent.
To prove the savings, the customer must take his meter reading by taking a photo of the meter and uploading it online to a particular application on the PRE website.
The first photo of the meter must be taken and uploaded via the website at the beginning of the heating season, specifically between November 1 and November 15, 2022. The deadline for taking and uploading the second photo is between March 31 and April 15, 2023.