Under its plans for Energy Union,
the EU wants to set the conditions for a reliable and affordable energy
supply for all EU citizens and businesses, and to make the EU the world
leader in renewable energy. In order to achieve this, Europe’s
electricity market needs to be redesigned – and the European Commission
is seeking your views on how.

In a consultation
launched in July, the Commission is seeking stakeholder’s views on:
improvements to market functioning and investment signals; market
integration of renewables; linking retail and wholesale markets;
reinforcing regional coordination of policy making, between system
operators and of infrastructure investments; the governance of the
internal electricity market; and a European dimension to security of

In a connected questionnaire,
the Commission is also seeking your feedback on aspects of the security
of Europe’s electricity supply, which are not covered in the main
consultation. This questionnaire explores in particular how national
governments prevent and manage risks related to the security of the
electricity supply, what roles and responsibilities should be taken on
by which players, and how transparency and cross-border cooperation can
be improved.

Both consultations close on 8 October 2015 and stakeholders are invited to reply to both.

Consultation on a new energy market design

Consultation on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply