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Public consultation

Initiative for the integrity of traded energy markets

Consultation period

From 31/05/2010 to 23/07/2010

Policy field(s)

Gas, Electricity, EU ETS, trading, market integrity, transparency

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, environmental organisations

Objective of the consultation

Wholesale energy markets are at the core of the liberalisation and integration of European gas and electricity prices. The prices paid by Europe's citizens and businesses reflect the outcomes on these markets.

Therefore markets must be trusted not just by its participants but also by the general public. In order to create this trust, the Commission is currently developing an initiative to ensure the integrity of wholesale energy markets. The objective of the consultation is to seek interested parties' views on possible options for such an initiative. This will feed into an Impact Assessment which will define the most appropriate policy option and the way forward.

Interested parties will find below the consultation document and a number of relevant documents helping to put the consultation in context.

Contact details

Responsible service : ENER.DDG1.B.2


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.DDG1.B.2
'Market Integrity'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

Number of responses received to this consultation

The Commission received 51 exploitable answers from a variety of stakeholders.

View the contributions

Published contributions zip - 7 MB [7 MB]

Results of the consultation and next steps

After the consultation closes, a consolidated report, produced by the responsible service will be published here.