Empowering Energy Consumers (Communication)
The EU Commission wants energy consumers to have a stronger position on the retail market. Thus, in future, consumers will be better able to compare energy supply contracts using independent sources of information – such as internet portals. In addition, private households will be more able to adjust their electricity consumption to take account of changes in price at different times of day. cep has assessed the individual measures.
Independent information sources, for comparing energy supply contracts, make it easier for consumers to choose a supplier and increase competition among energy suppliers. Standardising the interfaces of demand response tools facilitates efficient demand response, increases competition among manufacturers and prevents the costly parallel development of technology.