ERGEG’s 2008 Status Review of the Liberalisation and Implementation of the Energy Regulatory Framework Ref. C08-URB-15-04, 10 December 2008
The European Energy Regulators have drafted an assessment of the development of the European energy market, based upon information provided by the 27 National Reports (below). The 2008 ERGEG Status Review shows market opening is not delivering for energy consumers.
The main findings are as follows:
Competition in retail gas and electricity markets is almost non-existent
Insufficient unbundling is a big obstacle for competition and security of supply
Political interference endangers competition
The consumer is the energy regulators top priority in 2009