Ofgem supports the vision of a competitive, secure and sustainable European energy market that brings affordable and secure energy supplies to consumers.
We are working within the European Regulators' organisations (CEER and ACER) to develop the requirements of a comprehensive regulatory framework for cross-border competition and investment.
Why do European developments matter?
- We are physically connected to Europe through sub-sea pipes and wires meaning that European energy prices have a major influence here.
- Legally, we are subject to EU legislation and policy-making that has an increasing impact on consumers and markets in Britain.
- The creation of transparent, integrated and liberalised European gas and electricity markets would contribute to higher levels of competition, thus reducing energy prices for consumers. It would also result in the diversification of supply, increasing the security of supply and contributing to safe and stable provision of gas and electricity to British consumers.
- Key developments in environmental policy relating to energy are increasingly driven at a European level.
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To contact us directly and find out more about our activities in Europe please contact Europe@ofgem.gov.uk.