In paragraph 13 of Article 4 of the Electricity Market Free Consumer Regulation;
What does a free consumer mean?
"Free consumer: The real or legal person who has the right to choose his supplier because he or she is consuming more than the amount of electrical energy determined by the Board or is directly connected to the transmission system," he said.
Who could be?
As it is known, the free consumer limit of 5,000 kwh per year will be set by the board on January 31st and will be lowered in consumption and in 2015; the free consumer limit will be reset and every consumer supplier who wants it will have the opportunity to choose. But 30.3. The Electricity Market Act no. 6446, published in the Official Gazette no. 28603 and date of 2013;
Article 1 says, "The purpose of this Law is; to make electricity available to consumers in an adequate, high quality, continuous, low cost and environmentally compatible way; the creation of a financially strong, stable and transparent electric power market operating in the competitive environment according to the provisions of private law and ensuring independent regulation and supervision in this market."
In paragraph 2 of Article 9; " The distribution company is to operate the distribution system in the region specified in its license in accordance with the competitive environment in the production and sale of electricity, to renovate these facilities, to make capacity restitury and increase investments; provide indiscriminate services between equal parties in accordance with the relevant regulatory provisions to all distribution system users connected to and/or connected to the distribution system."
In paragraph 7 of Article 10, "The relevant supply company in the event of the determination of the conduct or relationships of the attendant supply company that has a restrictive or prohibitive effect on competition in the market; The Board is obliged to comply with the measures envisaged.
The Board is structuring the management of this supply company or with the distribution company; take measures, including restricting or terminating the relationship between owning or controlling within a specific program."
How to Be
Although the provisions are clear, some distribution companies have reached the free consumer limit without consumers not being not; By taking refuge in the "bilateral agreements" clause described in paragraph 8 of article 4 of the Electricity Market Free Consumer Regulation, they prevent direct competition by declaring to PMUM (Market Financial Conciliation Center) as if the consumer has a contract and by showing their supplier their own companies to take unsyment transactions.
This is wrong and there is no institution that oversees the competition-blocking practice; it is a problem in itself because it directly hinders the trade of other suppliers.