Welcome to the website of the Federal Electricity Commission ElCom

ElCom regulates prices and tariffs in the electricity sector. The commission has appropriate powers to help it perform this mandate: It may prohibit unjustified electricity price increases or retroactively reduce excessively high tariffs. Decisions of this nature take the form of rulings.

 

Dossiers

Electricity tariffs

ElCom is responsible for monitoring prices and tariffs in the electricity sector, and for this purpose it has been entrusted with the necessary powers. It may prohibit unjustified electricity price increases or reduce excessively high tariffs. Decisions of this nature take the form of rulings.

Market surveillance

The Market Surveillance section is responsible for monitoring wholesale electricity trading. The monitoring focuses on wholesale electricity trading and specifically on detecting insider trading and market manipulation.

 

Supply security

The Electricity Commission (ElCom) monitors and supervises the development of the electricity markets in order to ensure a safe and economical supply in all parts of the country. In the event that the supply of electricity within the country appears to be seriously threatened in the medium or long term, ElCom is required to propose suitable measures to be taken by the Federal Council in accordance with Article 9 of the Federal Electricity Supply Act (StromVG) to maintain a secure supply of electricity. 

 
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