Electricity Price Increases and New Regulations In Force

Electricity providers in Spain have been contacting consumers informing them of new legislation which came into force on 1st July 2009, following the deregulation of the electricity supply market, a process which started in November 1997. As happened in the UK, it opens up the market to other companies in allowing them to buy power from the major electricity companies and sell it on to consumers. More than 4.4 million Andalusian consumers can now contract the supply of electricity with one of ten companies (‘comercializadoras’), see list below.