Electricity market within the European Union
Within the European Union, the so-called Integrated Single Market for Electricity (ISME) is in force. As per July 2018, Romania will join. This means that generated electricity in a Member State can be freely traded throughout the European Union. To this end, the electricity market has undergone a change in recent years to make this possible in practice. The ISME therefore comes with a package of measures which ensure that the free market can be realized. Cleavage of physical electricity and its trading is regulated, the physical consumption of electricity and its trading have been disconnected. This ensures that the trade does not have to worry about the availability of electricity.