The Regulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO) has restarted inspection of Slovakian power plants after receiving information on small and large-scale fraud and unfair practice from several sources. It is alleged the misdemeanors took place during construction and installation of Slovakian power plants.
The investigation will examine the practices of over 1,200 solar power plants. URSO spokesman, Miroslav Lupták, stated that inspectors are expected to find further illegal activity pertaining to the connection of facilities to the grid and their electricity generation. There are worries that many finished solar projects do not adhere fully to the plans initially put forward by developers.
The URSO spokesman concluded that investigations to root out illegal business practices within the PV industry will likely help to lower the costs of electricity generation, a reduction that could be passed on to consumers.
In 2011, ÚRSO inspected 404 Slovakian solar projects and reported 45 of these to the General Prosecutor’s Office, which has filed 14 cases for prosecution.