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Consultation: the functioning of the wholesale gas market in the Netherlands

28-10-2016

On October 28, 2016, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) published its consultation document ‘Self-evaluation Gas Target Model II: Functioning of the wholesale gas market in the Netherlands.’

In it, ACM presents the results of the self-evaluation of the functioning of the wholesale gas market in the Netherlands. This evaluation is part of the updated Gas Target Model that ACER published in January 2015. The updated Gas Target Model identifies how Europe can realize competitive, resilient, and liquid gas markets that enable consumers to benefit from a secure supply of natural gas, and from effective competition on retail markets.

The results of this self-evaluation can be found in the consultation document. Using a number of indicators, ACM assesses the functioning of the Dutch wholesale market for natural gas, and describes key drivers for an improved functioning thereof. In order to get a complete picture, ACM offers market participants the opportunity to share their opinions about it. To that end, ACM poses several questions in the consultation document. If you wish to take part in the consultation, we would appreciate it if you could answer these questions. When doing so, please explain and substantiate your answers as much as possible. Alternatively, you are obviously free to submit just a general opinion.

Please send us your response by email to Secretariaat.DE@acm.nl. If you prefer to send us your response using regular mail, please send it to the following address:

Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
P.O. Box 16326
2500 BH The Hague
The Netherlands

Either way, please include as a reference: ‘Consultation paper on Functioning of the wholesale gas market in the Netherlands (self-evaluation GTM II)’, case number 16.0168.29.

Please send us your responses before November 30, 2016. ACM plans to publish all responses it receives, unless you indicate clearly and supported with reasons that you do not wish to have your response (or parts thereof) published.