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A description of terms in Organisation Type.


All kinds of commercial private actors.

Energy suppliers

Actors that sell energy to consumers.

European Union

Grid operator

The entities that are in charge of the electricity/gas/heating grid operation. In the liberalised model, these entities are not allowed to be energy suppliers.

Local government

These are municipalities.

National government

The national government of a country.


Non-profit organisations.

Regional government

Larger sub-national governments, which could be called provinces, regions or states depending on the country.


The regulator is the entity that regulates the energy markets, primarily the electricity and gas markets.