Why is the EU framework for wholesale energy transparency and integrity necessary?
Answer: Wholesale energy markets in Europe are increasingly interlinked across the Union in that market abuse in one Member State can affect the price of energy in other Member States.
When REMIT came into force, only a few Member States had organised the monitoring of the wholesale energy markets within their own borders, trading venues often had no clear prohibition of market abuse. Most of the transactions were not reported and fundamental data was not accessible to NRAs. Therefore, the European Union judged it essential to set up a dedicated market integrity and transparency framework at Union level for the gas and electricity wholesale markets.