What happens with the end of the protected gas market

The gas protection service* for non-vulnerable customers ended on 31 December 2023 (Decree-Law 18 November 2022, no. 176, so-called Quater Aid Decree), consequently the economic and contractual conditions of the gas offer protection are valid until that date and from 1 January 2024 it is no longer possible to sign contracts in this area.

What can you do after the end of the protected gas market

At the end of the protected gas market you can choose to:

  • stay with us, choosing one of the our offers on the free market, coming to visit us in one of the stores Spazio Enel present throughout Italy or by calling us on the toll-free number 800.900.860;
  • switch to another supplier on the free market with one of the offers proposed by this one.

If after January 1, 2024, you have not exercised any choice, you continue to be our customer according to the following classification:

  • non-vulnerable customer, you do not fall within the conditions of vulnerability and we automatically apply the contractual and economic conditions relating to the Placet offer for non-vulnerable customers (referred to in art. 2 paragraph 3 of Arera resolution 100/2023);
  • vulnerable customer, you fall within one of the conditions that identify "vulnerable" customers (see details in the next paragraph) and we apply the economic conditions of the Vulnerability Protection Service to which you are entitled (art. 5 of the TIVG).

Conditions for recognition of the Vulnerability Gas Protection Service

The domestic customers, to be recognized as "vulnerable", in addition to being owners of a gas supply, must fall within one of the following conditions defined by law n. 142 of 21 September 2022:

  • be over 75 years of age;
  • benefit from social bonus for economic hardship (for further details consult our section dedicated to social bonus) pursuant to the article 1, paragraph 75, of law 124/17;
  • be owner of a supply located in an emergency housing facility
  • be included among subjects with disabilities pursuant to article 3 of law 5 February 1992, n. 104. In this case you can declare your "vulnerability" by sending the duly completed and signed substitute declaration by 31 December 2023.

The economic conditions of the Vulnerability Protection Service to which you are entitled (art. 5 of the TIVG) provide for the application of the following fees:

  • spending on natural gas (gas raw material, retail sales fees);
  • expenditure for the transport and management service of the meter (transport fee, distribution services, further charges established by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA);
  • expenditure for system charges (system charges established by ARERA for the relevant tariff area);
  • taxes.

We remind you to promptly notify us of any change relating to the vulnerability requirements, which may lead to the loss of one of the conditions described above.

For more information on the end of the gas protection service and on free market offers, visit the ARERA website.

Do you want to know more about the free market or do you need clarification?

For any questions, visit the enel.it website and the Enel Energia App, call the toll-free Enel Energia number 800 900 860, or we'll be waiting for you in the Spazio Enel closest to you.

*Service in which the contractual and economic conditions are established by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA).

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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
0,158 €/kWh *
barrato. Prezzo attuale
0,1106 €/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.