The Association of Independent Energy Marketers (ACIE) has asked to limit the period of six months, the period in which the companies transfer their supply to the free market or be fined by a 20% surcharge on the PVPC, at the regular rate in the case of the Energy Reference Marketer (COR). Specifically, the association shows its disagreement with the modification of Royal Decree Law 216/2014, of March 28, in which the transition is extended to one year so that non-vulnerable companies and consumers can adhere to the free market. from COR.
Thus, ACIE has considered that this may cause entities that have a contract in force with COR on December 31, 2023, with it to continue until the completion of “things that price voluntary contract for Small” Consumer (PVPC) up to one full year”. In this sense, the president ACIE, Emilio Rousaud estimated that the transition period of one year is “long and certainly more than enough for companies to switch to the free market”. In this sense, he also considered that “this regulatory proposal is more ambitious than the orderly plan to set up the Core to the free market for companies of all types and for all those taken who are not vulnerable”.
ACIE indicated that the standard should be implemented at least, with an indicative plan for the development of non-vulnerable consumers from the PVPC by decreasing power sections, with a certain period of time otherwise perpetuated. indefinite and non-transitory, not complying with the regulatory mandate imposed in the European environment. Likewise, the association also defends the need to establish regulations, so that in 2025 Cors excludes naked consumers from serving with PVPC and/or social good or consumers who temporarily lack a free contract.
For this reason, ACIE decided to agree with the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) and the Ministry for Ecological Transition “to oversee the transition of companies and Micro-enterprises to the free market”. In addition, he demanded that maximum guarantees of transparency and respect for competition rules be exercised within the market itself.