Qualified electricity disclosure guarantees consumer-friendliness
Since 15 December 2005, energy suppliers must inform consumers about the composition of the supplied electricity. With this provision, the European Union plans to improve transparency on the electricity market, providing consumers with a better basis for decision-making.
Energy suppliers can seek QED certification of the labelling of their electricity mix:
- Labelling must satisfy all requirements established in EU Directive 2003/54/EC, Article 3 (6).
- It must also comply with all relevant national requirements (see Annex to the relevant documents).
- Non-governmental guidelines or recommendations may be used provided they are not in conflict with the requirements included in the list of criteria.
The criterion of QED certified electricity labelling is the provision of consumer-friendly information about the power mix of a supplier, based on the best available information.
Suppliers certified in line with our QED List of Criteria [ PDF 164 kB ] use a system ensuring especially consumer-friendly, correct and traceable power labelling.