In an effort to increase energy security in the Czech Republic, the European Union is investing more than €46 million from the European Regional Development Fund to modernise and extend the electricity substation of Kočín, southern Bohemia, Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said on 16 September, adding that this one of the most important node in the Czech transmission system.

According to the Commission, when completed in November 2023, the project will increase the country’s energy security, ensuring reliable operations even in extreme conditions.

“This EU investment will boost energy security of the Czech Republic as well as the region by reducing the risk of blackouts and by facilitating the import of clean energy from neighbouring countries,” Šefčovič said. “It is yet another example of the Energy Union delivering on the ground.”


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