Internal Electricity Market - Part 1 (Directive)

The recast of the Electricity Market Directive aims to give consumers a stronger influence on the retail electricity market and generally protect the market against state intervention. In cep’s view, however, it is misguided for electricity suppliers to have to offer tariffs with dynamic electricity prices when there is no corresponding demand.


The ban on electricity price regulation to prevent energy poverty strengthens competition. Independent sources of information, for comparing electricity offers, also support consumers when choosing their supplier. The fact that fixed term electricity supply contracts can be terminated prematurely by electricity consumers nullifies contractual security for electricity suppliers and makes planning an adequate electricity supply more difficult.