The liberalised gas market

The liberalised gas market

Since gas market liberalisation in October 2002 Austrian consumers have been free to choose their suppliers, irrespective of their system operators. The suppliers are responsible for schedule management and can balance demand that diverges from their schedules by recourse to storage or balancing energy markets. The net energy price is driven by the laws of supply and demand, while the charges for transporting gas are set by order (i.e. regulated).