MRC, jointly with other three European companies, is working for the Directorate General of Energy of the European Commission in providing a detailed comparative analysis of economic barriers to entry on retail markets for electricity and gas in the European Union. In particular, the contract includes the following tasks:
- A detailed comparative analysis of barriers to entry on retail markets for electricity and gas in all EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland individually;
- Developing a robust, peer-reviewed methodology for a performance index on how easy it is to do business on energy retail markets, and applying the index to the countries within the scope of the study; and
- Organising a stakeholder workshop to discuss the preliminary findings related to the retail performance index and rankings.