Industry association Energie-Nederland believes that the requirements to be allowed to operate as an energy supplier should be examined. This is what the association says after the relatively small Welkom Energie lost its supply license because it cannot meet deliveries. Energie-Nederland emphasizes that it does not have that responsibility, but that it lies with the Authority for Consumers Market (ACM).
ACM has withdrawn the license of Welkom Energie, it was announced on Wednesday. The energy company with approximately 90,000 customers has encountered such problems as a result of the high gas prices that it can no longer continue to supply electricity and gas. This makes it the first supplier to collapse under the current difficult market conditions. All customers are taken over by Eneco.
Energie Nederland says it has no insight into the financial data of companies and can therefore say nothing about whether other energy suppliers are in danger of collapse.
Earlier, DGB Energie and Enstroga unilaterally terminated contracts with customers because the agreed rates could not cover the increasingly higher gas and electricity prices. According to the ACM, this is not allowed. Earlier this month, Enstroga even threatened to stop supplying gas and electricity to customers who did not agree to a hefty rate increase. After ACM’s intervention, the Maastricht-based company surrendered. Enstroga is now asking customers to voluntarily move to another energy supplier.
Energy sector wants research into energy supplier requirements
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