About: security of supply

Energy 30-01-2006

Security of electricity supply and infrastructure

The directive on security of electricity supply and infrastructure investment is part of the controversial 'energy package', which the Commission tabled in 2003 as a reaction to severe blackouts across Europe. Adopted in December 2005, the directive requires member states to define standards on the security of their power networks and seeks to increase interconnections between countries to enable effective competition between businesses in a liberalised electricity market.