Empowering electricity consumers

The Commission is proposing changes that would improve consumers experience with their electricity supplier - make consumers great again!

How did we get here?

All of us need electricity, and preferably we want it to be cheap, tailored to our needs and maybe even environmentally friendly. So the Commission decided it needs to update the rules that regulate the European electricity markets - the place where you get the electricity that powers your fridge, computer or electric car - to make your experience better. 

 

Why is this important for me?

Because things will become easier and cheaper for you. 

 

What's the content?

This proposal is one of two legislative proposals that address the current challenges of the electricity market. Both of them are part of the energy package that was published by the Commission in November 2016. The aim is to make the electricity market better for consumers. 

This means no more gibberish on your electricity bill but plain language. Comparison websites will become even more trustworthy (aka certified) and once you decide to switch suppliers, it won't cause you any headache or an empty wallet anmore. Also, if you like to produce your own energy, you will be able to store and sell it. In addition to that, companies should offer you a wide range of payment methods and you should be able to request a smart-meter for your home to better control your electricity usage.

If you really love electricity, you can delve into this European Parliament Think Tank Fact Sheet

 

What's happening with this legislation in the future?

In the European Parliament the Industry and Energy Committee will deal with this piece of legislation and we will keep you posted as always!

 

Related Bills:

More renewable energy

Reducing pollutant emissions from cars

Updated energy efficiency rules

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