ACIE: Asociación de Comercializadores Independientes de Energía / Association of Independent Retailers
ACIE was founded in 1999 to represent the interests of independent energy suppliers in Spain within the framework of the liberalization of the electricity sector. Since 2012 it also represents independent suppliers’ interests within the natural gas businesses. Currently it is composed by 11 energy suppliers, representing around 9% of the electricity supplied in Spain and 4% of natural gas supply.
Association Française Indépendente de l’Electricité et du Gaz / French independent association for electricity and gas
AFIEG (French independent association for electricity and gas) represents French industries or subsidiaries located in France that are involved in the European electricity and gas sectors, i.e: Alpiq Energie France, BKW France, CELEST (operator of Pont-sur-Sambre and Toul CCGT), Endesa, Gazprom Energy, Uniper France and Vattenfall. AFIEG currently counts two associated members: Enovos and Energies Libres Grands Comptes with the aims of welcoming new members.
AIGET: Associazione Italiana di Grossisti di Energia e Trader / Italian Association of Energy Traders & Suppliers
Started in 2000, with the beginning of the liberalization of the Italian energy markets, AIGET represents and promotes the interests of the Italian and foreign entrants in the supply, trading & shipping of electricity, natural gas and related services & certificates. The main aims of the association are promoting competition, transparency and liquidity in the Italian energy markets and supporting the development and standardization of tradable energy products and contracts, including energy & weather derivatives.
bne: Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft e.V. / Association of Energy Market Innovators
bne represents the interests of grid-independent energy suppliers and energy service companies in Germany. Unlike suppliers with a connected grid, bne-members are free of monopoly interests: They are committed to fair competition and a diverse energy market.
Oberoende Elhandlare / Independent Electricity Suppliers
Oberoende Elhandlare is a Swedish organization for retailers who actively hedge and trade, as well as for energy brokers who hedge on behalf of retailers, producers and end-users. The members are independent of the vertically integrated oligopoly firms that dominate the electricity market. The organization aims to safeguard the free market and create better conditions for competition, both at national, Nordic and European levels.