COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on Launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design
This Communication by the European Commission launches a public consultation on what the new electricity market design should look like in order to meet consumers' expectations, to deliver real benefits from new technology, to facilitate investments -notably in renewables and low carbon generation- and to recognise the interdependence of European Member States when it comes to energy security.
According to the Communication, the EU's market design should ensure that the energy needs of large and small consumers can be met by innovative companies and reliable intermediaries across Europe. They should take the opportunities offered by new technology and the focus on consumers to develop and deploy new products and services. This will help to ensure delivering a new deal for consumers that can link the different elements of the Energy Union Strategy: delivering jobs based on research and innovation and putting energy efficiency at the forefront of our policies.
All the questions in this Communication, as well as the separate questionnaire on electricity security of supply, are available on the Commission website. Responses should only be provided in accordance with the instructions, by 8 October 2015 at the latest. The Commission intends to publish a findings document summarising the main outcomes of this consultation. It will preserve the confidentiality of the responses it receives, provided confidentiality claims have been made and these are based on reasonable grounds.
To download the Communication, please visit the relevant EUR-Lex website: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1437489867727&uri=COM:2015:340:FIN