RAE clarifying criteria for key industries to avoid rationing

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, is working on clarifying the selection process for a list of vital industries to continue being given priority status for natural gas supply should gas imports be subject to major disruptions.

RAE, conducting related consultation, needs to assemble this list following a European Commission order requiring all EU member states to name their respective industries of vital social and economic importance. These enterprises would be exempted from natural gas rationing, if such an extreme measure needs to be adopted.

However, the selection criteria for this list remain ambiguous, preventing Greek authorities from proceeding with the selection process.

A total of 104 industrial enterprises operating in Greece have submitted applications for inclusion on this special-status list. To date, no member states have put together a special-status list.