Facts about the supply obligation
The supply obligation stipulates that the energy companies have a duty to supply electricity to the electricity consumers who do not already have a supply agreement.
For example, this could be newcomers, customers where the supplier has disconnected the supply because the customer is in arrears and customers whose electricity supplier has gone bankrupt. The price of electricity under the supply obligation corresponds to the market price plus an additional fee which will be determined by the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority, and a so-called profit margin fee which varies from supplier to supplier.
In March 2013, the first bidding round was completed with 46 bids for 24 licences, primarily in Jutland and on Zealand. Three tender rounds have taken place, and the fourth and latest bidding round is the last one. All the licences will be in force until 1 October 2015 when the previous Danish Supply Obligation Act will be replaced by a new act.