Common rules for the internal market for electricity (updated) - EU Directive 2019/944

Last updated: 11 February 2022

This Directive establishes common rules for the generation, transmission, distribution, energy storage and supply of electricity, together with consumer protection provisions, with a view to creating truly integrated competitive, consumer-centred, flexible, fair and transparent electricity markets in the Union.


Smart metering and data management are among the topics significantly considered in the Directive. The regulations ensure that smart meters are deployed in member states with positive cost/benefit analysis, enabling dynamic pricing and customer engagement.

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