National Reporting 2008

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

  • Please see the accompanying press release.