CEZ Asks Energeticky, Czech Coal to Resubmit Offers for Plants

CEZ AS (CEZ) asked Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding AS and Czech Coal AS to resubmit bids for two coal-fired plants that the largest Czech power producer is selling after a European Union antitrust investigation into its operations.

The offers for the Pocerady and Chvaletice plants weren’t complete, said Ladislav Kriz, a spokesman. The utility, which rejected earlier bids that expired Oct. 31, is seeking offers valid until the year-end, Kriz said in an interview in Prague.

The European Commission said last year that CEZ may have stopped rivals entering the market by hoarding transmission- network capacity. The company offered to sell a plant to end the EU probe into the allegations, the commission said in July 2012. The utility is also seeking bids for its Detmarovice plant.

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