Citizens' Energy Forums
The Citizens' Energy Forum meets on an annual basis and aims to explore consumers' perspective and role in a competitive, 'smart', energy-efficient and fair energy retail market. As such, the forum serves to structure the debate and channel consumers', regulators' and industry's view on the energy market and its future, directly feeding into the work of the European Commission in the energy and consumer policy areas.
Eleventh Citizens' Energy Forum, 12-13 September 2019
The 2019 forum focused on how to achieve a fair and inclusive energy transition for all, including consumer's role in the changing energy market and their capacity to use opportunities offered by new technologies. The second day was dedicated to a Citizens' dialogue with youth on sustainable consumption. The forum was organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator.
Tenth Citizens' Energy Forum in Dublin, 20-21 September 2018
The 2018 session aimed at placing the discussion on the role of consumers on the energy market in the context of the measures proposed by the Clean energy for all Europeans package and the new deal for consumers package. It also focused on presenting innovative solutions on the energy retail market in terms of consumer engagement and business models. The Citizens' Energy Forum 2018 was organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator.
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. The forum was organised by the European Commission in collaboration with Ofgem, the UK's electricity and gas regulator.
- Draft report consumers and market agents
- Report of the working group on e-billing and personal energy data management (December 2013)
- Report of the working group on transparency in EU retail energy markets (November 2012)
- Previous editions of the Citizens Energy Forum (2011 – 2016)
- Meetings and documents related to the vulnerable consumer working group (2012 – 2016)