The Chair attended this forum, which makes recommendations for the European Commission, represented by Professor Efraim Centeno. The event was held on the 12th and 13th of September 2019 in Dublin. The forum focused on the discussion about how to achieve a fair and inclusive energy transition for all, discussing the new consumers’ role, including how to ensure that vulnerable consumers can also enjoy the benefits brought by a more efficient and flexible energy market.
The work was divided into some plenary sessions and in three parallel sessions. The third of these ones was entitled “the next step in the energetic transitions for consumers” and dealt with the new role of consumers in a market in which access to electricity, gas an district heating will be available through a combined service. In this context, from the Chair, it was highlighted that it is important to guarantee that these new alternatives for the consumers should not entail a cost for those who decide to use more traditional schemas, especially not for those in energy poverty. These ideas were included in the conclusions document.
The final conclusions document of this edition and of the previous ones of this forum are published at: