Energy Reasearch Center (ERC) has become an independent HE institute in accordance with according to § 22 paragraph. 1 point. b) in accordance with § 34 of the Act no. 111/1998 Coll. on universities and on amendments and supplements to other acts (the Universities Act), as amended, and Art. 24 paragraph. 3 point. b) Statute of the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.