ACIE (Association of Independent Energy Retailers) was founded in 1999 with the aim of defending the interest of the independent electricity suppliers, expanding its scope to the natural gas business segment in 2012. In 2021 ACIE enlarge again its corporate purpose to include the demand aggregation activity as well as the hydrogen and other renewable gases related business.
Today, ACIE is the main gas and electricity suppliers association in Spain, as well as a benchmark in terms of demand aggregation and the hydrogen and other renewable gases retailing.
The main purpose of ACIE is to defend and promote the interest of its members within the framework of a liberalized market, fostering competition both in wholesale and retail gas and electricity markets, as well as the equality of opportunities in retail business activities.
ACIE is member of the Electricity and Hydrocarbon Advisory Board, CCE and CCH respectively, as the representative of retailers. ACIE is actively involved in them through the contribution of its members to the proposals to amend the regulation by submitting allegations.
ACIE is also member of the Electricity and Gas Market Agents Committee, CAM, and founding partner of EER (European Energy Retailers) since 2017.
European Energy Retailers Founding Member
In June 2017, ACIE joined the European Association EER (European Energy Retailers) as founding member, being EER the first European network of national associations of independent suppliers, to strengthen the regulatory activity at European level (www.europeanenergyretailers.eu)
Foro para la Electrificación Member Association
From the end of 2018 to June 2020, ACIE has been part of the Management Committee of the Foro para la electrificación, whose objective is to place the contribution of the electricity sector at the centre of future energy and environmental policy, as the most efficient way to decarbonise our economy and society.