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Poll: 3 in 10 households mull changing power supplier

18 December 2012

Prague, Dec 17 (CTK) - Almost three in ten Czech households are considering a change of electricity supplier, said a poll of PPM Factum whose results were published on the firm's website yesterday.

The poll has revealed that people do not have much confidence in the offers of alternative distributors of electricity.

A total of 29 percent of customers do not believe the situation will improve after the change. This is the most frequent reason behind the households' decision not to switch to another supplier, according to the poll.

Data of the electricity market operator (OTE) show that around 434,000 Czechs changed their electricity supplier in the 11 months of the year.

The full-year figure for last year was 449,000 customers.

The annual number of Czechs who switch to another distributor represents around one-tenth of all customers, however, OTE said.

OTE registers 5.7 million supply points for electricity.

PPM Factum's poll has also revealed that 60 percent of households know their monthly electricity bills. Only one-fifth of them, however, know the amount of consumed power.

Electricity bills are mostly watched by men and senior citizens, the poll found.

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