Launch of the Open Electricity Market information days14.08.2012
On the 15th of August, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Estonian competition Authority in collaboration with County Governments started a series of information days to introduce the opening of the electricity markets in all of the counties of Estonia.
The Deputy Secretary General, Ando Leppiman, from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, has said that these information days will take place in every county seat to inform the public about the opening of the electricity market on the 1st of January 2013. Both the private consumers and companies can choose whichever seller they like. „In addition to making it easier for people to decide about their electricity seller, people can ask questions about the opening market“ Explained Leppiman.
According to the EU Accession Treaty, the electricity market will open to all consumers in the beginning of 2013. Everyone can choose the seller and price packet they like. If a consumer does not choose the electricity package themselves, the former distribution network operator of the area will continue to provide electricity for them.