The liberalization of the energy market in the coming months will also affect domestic supplies. But what exactly does "free energy market" mean? Is it worth switching to the free market from the gas protection service and the enhanced protection service? Let's find out together what is meant by both the free market and the protection and greater protection service, but above all what the advantages of the transition to the free market are.

Free electricity and gas market in Italy

The free market guarantees consumers the freedom to choose their electricity and gas supplier from a vast range of options available on the market. This allows you to find the solution that best suits your needs and obtain personalized rates.

What is the protection and greater protection service

The gas protection service and the enhanced protection service are regulated by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA) and guarantee customers a price defined and updated by the Authority respectively for natural gas and for electricity. This type of service is intended for domestic customers who have not yet chosen to switch to the free market.

For non-vulnerable customers, the end of the gas protection and greater protection service is set at:

  • 31 December 2023, for gas (resolution 100/2023)
  • 1 July 2024 for electricity (resolution 600/2023)

Is it worth switching to the free electricity and gas market?

The transition to the free energy market offers several advantages to consumers. First of all, the possibility of choosing the supplier and finding rates suitable for every consumption need. Furthermore, suppliers on the free market can also offer additional services that allow consumers to optimize their consumption and save on their bills.

Among the Enel Energia offers, Formidabile Fine Tutela and Enel Flex Mega are designed for those who are still in the protected electricity market and want to move to the free market taking advantage of an affordable price for the energy component.

Environmental impact of the free energy market

By entering the free market you have the possibility of choosing suppliers who offer energy from renewable sources. With the growing interest in environmental sustainability, many consumers prefer to support the transition to clean energy sources such as solar or wind energy.

If you subscribe to one of electricity offers from the web with Enel Energia you will use only energy certified by the new system “Guarantees of Origin” of the Energy Services Manager (EC Directive 2009/28/EC).

What happens if you remain in the protected market

Whoever decides to remain in the protected energy market will maintain a "predefined or protected" supplier who offers the economic conditions established by ARERA. It will therefore encounter:

  • Tariffs pre-established by the Authority, not customizable
  • Standard options, defined outside of specific needs
  • Convenience vs. Competitiveness, the protected market offers  regulated rates, which could be less competitive than personalized rates and promotions offered in the free market
  • Impossibility to choose the supplier, identified by ARERA.

When can we move to the free market

The transition to the free market can occur at any time. Simply choose the rate that best suits your needs and activate it, even online, by signing the contract. Provide the personal data of the holder of the supply; the supply address and your contact details. The transition is totally free and does not require any additional costs, with the exception of any charges connected to signing the contract itself.

Free your energy and pass by Enel Energia, with the offer Formidabile Fine Tutela if you come from the protected market you will get a 30% discount on the list price of the energy component for the first 12 months plus  a marketing and sales fee (CCV Luce) equal to 144 euros/POD/year (VAT and taxes excluded), for the first 12 months of supply, to be paid on a monthly basis.

The other expenditure components will be applied as provided by the Energy and Environment Regulatory Authority (ARERA). For further information, consult the technical and economic conditions of the offer.

Move to the free market with Formidabile Fine Tutela is an opportunity to be seized by those who wish to benefit from tariffs suitable for every consumption need and personalized management of their needs. It's a safe way to start taking advantage of the free energy market and enjoy greater choice, flexibility and savings.

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If you come from Protected Service
Formidabile Fine Tutela Luce

The "Sempre Con Te" offer with a discount on the list price of the energy component for those coming from the Protected Service

30% discount
Price blocked for the first 12 months!
Power Price
Prezzo originale
0,161 €/kWh *
barrato. Prezzo attuale
0.1127 €/kWh *
al kilowattora
CCV Power Price
12,00 €/Month**

*The price refers to the energy component only (excluding VAT and taxes) and is blocked for the first 12 months. This price includes network losses which are applied as defined, published and updated by ARERA. ** The price refers to the marketing and sales fee (CCV Luce) which, for the first 12 months of supply, will be equal to 144 €/POD/year (excluding VAT and taxes), to be paid on a monthly basis.
The end of the Protected Service for electricity provided for non-vulnerable customers is set for 01/07/24.