The Council of Ministers has given the green light to the new regulatory provision on protected market in the sector of electricity supplywith repercussions on electricity bills. A white smoke in line with the commitments undertaken as part of the third installment of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, and was necessary to guarantee a gradual and informed transition to the free market. With this intervention, approx 4.5 million “vulnerable” families will have the possibility to continue to benefit from electricity supplies at controlled prices also following the liberalization of the market, provided for by law number 124 of 2017 and by the objectives of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan expected in 2021 as a condition for the payment of the third installment.
Based on government decisions, for other families – currently in the protected market and corresponding to around four and a half million users – measures are introduced to ensure maximum information and the best conditions in the transition to the free electricity market, which already affects around 21 million families. As highlighted by Palazzo Chigi, the provisions included in the Energy Legislative Decree therefore aim to regulate the gradual transition to the free market of the nine million domestic users who still benefit from the protected market, while at the same time strengthening the tools aimed at preventing unjustified price increases and possible alterations the conditions of electricity supply.