European Commission issues guidance on state intervention in electricity markets

On 5 November 2013 the European Commission (‘EC’) released its guidance to Member States on the role of state intervention in internal electricity markets in the form of an EC Communication:

EC Communication – “Delivering the internal electricity market and making the most of public intervention”

The EC Communication recognises that whilst state intervention may be necessary to ensure that the European internal electricity market works efficiently, it is important to define the role, level and nature of such intervention. The EC Communication sets out a number of key issues for Member States to address in relation to justifying state intervention, as well as giving guidance on how intervention may be made more effective and efficient. Read more of this post