Supplier centric model and access to information via hub is crucial in order to increase competition in the Nordic market

NordREG has commissioned VaasaETT to study the competitive conditions in the national Nordic markets in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The study looked into the market entrance and the market operation processes under which suppliers and energyservicecompanies(ESCOs) act. VaasaETT interwieved a number of new suppliers and ESCOs in depth and also carried out an online questionnaire during the spring, summer and fall of 2014. The report was out on public consultation during the fall of 2014. The report together with the results from the public consultation was presented at hearing held at Vaanta airport, Helsinki on the 17th of November.

The results presented in the final report gives an in depth look at each countries market processes and in which degree these processes are similar between the Nordic countries. NordREG is pleased to see that quite a lot of the entry- and market operations processes are very similar in the Nordic countries. Quite a few stakeholders expressed that up to almost 28% processes were the same across the markets, see picture below. The stakeholders also expressed an overwhelming support for the speedy implementation of a supplier centric model and that the establishment of a national data hub. These two issues would strengthen the possibilities for the competitive stakeholders to start up and stay in business for the long term.

Below you can find links to the report “Market Entrant Processes, Hurdles and Ideas for Change in the Nordic Energy Market – the View of the Market” and a report summarizing the public consultation answers.