The European Commission established the Citizens' Energy Forum in 2007. It meets on an annual basis.
The overall aim of the Forum is to explore consumers' perspective and role in a competitive, 'smart', energy-efficient and fair energy retail market.
The 2018 Citizens’ Energy Forum will take place in Dublin.
Ninth Citizens' Energy Forum in London, 30-31 May 2017
The 2017 meeting was dedicated to discussing the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' legislative package. The package places engaged and active consumers at the heart of future energy markets. Its proposed provisions aim to ensure that consumers across the EU have more choice, better information and protection, and the possibility of producing and selling their own electricity, individually and collectively. An adapted regulatory framework and increased transparency together with new energy technologies and innovative products and services will give more opportunities for citizens to become more involved in the energy system and respond to price signals.
Previous editions of the Citizens' Energy Forum
Eighth Citizens' Energy Forum in London, 23-24 February 2016
Seventh Citizens' Energy Forum in London, 12-13 March 2015
The 7th edition of the Forum attracted a record number of stakeholders and discussed a wide range of issues including energy consumer empowerment, roll-out of smart meters, self-generation, consumer vulnerability and energy poverty.
- Draft Report Consumers and Market agents
- Report of the Working Group on E-Billing and Personal Energy Data Management
- Report of the Working Group on Transparency in EU Retail Energy Markets
Meetings of the Vulnerable Consumer Working Group
- Working Paper on Energy Poverty
- Guidance document on Vulnerable Consumers
- Vulnerable Consumers Working Group Explanatory note
- Vulnerable Consumer Working Group Terms of Reference
- Objectives of the Vulnerable Consumer Working Group