Internal energy market

Internal energy market

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Internal energy market


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Internal energy market

To create a genuine internal market for energy is one of the European Union’s (EU’s) priority objectives. The existence of a competitive internal energy market is a strategic instrument in terms both of giving European consumers a choice between different companies supplying gas and electricity at reasonable prices, and of making the market accessible for all suppliers, especially the smallest and those investing in renewable forms of energy. There is also the issue of setting up a framework within which the mechanism for CO² emission trading can function properly. Making the internal energy market a reality will depend above all on having a reliable and coherent energy network in Europe and therefore on infrastructure investment. A truly integrated market will contribute to diversification and thus to security of supply.


  • Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
  • Internal market for natural gas
  • Internal market for energy (until March 2011)
  • Internal market in gas (from March 2011)
  • Internal market in electricity (from March 2011)
  • Prospects for the internal gas and electricity market
  • Sector inquiry into the gas and electricity markets
  • Transparency of gas and electricity prices
  • Prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons
  • Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme


  • Green Paper – Towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European energy network
  • Trans-European energy networks
  • Community financial aid to trans-European networks
  • Priority Interconnection Plan (PIP)
  • Conditions for access to the gas transmission networks
  • Conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity (up until March 2011)
  • Natural gas transmission networks (from 2011)
  • Cross-border exchanges in electricity (from 2011)
  • Smart Grids



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