The European Union has set ambitious goals for the energy sector change. The central goal is to achieve CO2 mitigation at lowest possible costs, while maximizing security of supply. Integration of European electricity markets towards a competitive internal market, with common rules throughout Europe, plays an essential role in meeting these goals. Yet in practice, many policy competencies in relation to electricity remain at the member state level, which often results in a variety of policy solutions chosen at the national level.
This document has been prepared by the WEC’s national member committees of the Netherlands and Germany in cooperation with Nuon-part of Vattenfall, DNV, E.ON, Vopak, and PwC.
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