Influence of energy market developments on the role of the energy regulatory authority

Current wide competences of energy regulatory authorities have been a result of existence of natural monopolies in energy markets. Nevertheless, energy market undergoes now an extensive transformation with new services becoming mature. In my presentation I will focus especially on the Polish energy regulatory authority’s competence to shape contractual relationships between private parties and how this competence may be influenced by new legislative and market developments. Assessment of the current regulatory environment and predictions for the future will be based on the results of the interviews with energy market participants undetaken in 2019 as a part of the research financed by the Polish National Science Centre.