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  • Press Releases (and Press Notes): communication with the purpose of announcing a newsworthy element of an Authority provision, directed primarily to journalists.
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02.08.23 Gas: bill at -2.1% for consumption in July
Press release
28.07.23 Electricity: more security, participation and efficiency at lower cost with new dispatching rules
Press release
11.07.23 ARERA: the figures for public utilities. The volumes of ARERA’s Annual Report are now on-line. 2022 data for electricity, gas, water and waste.
Press release
04.07.23 Gas: bill at -1.1% for June consumption
Press release
28.06.23 Electricity: protected electricity bill almost unchanged at +0.4%
Press release
15.06.23 GdF-ARERA: more controls on supplier activities in view of the end of electricity and gas standard offer service
Press release
15.06.23 Flood: 4-month suspension of payment deadlines for electricity, gas, water and waste bills
Press release
06.06.23 Clara Poletti receives the Tecnovisionarie Award
Press release
05.06.23 Gas: substantially stable, -0.2%, for May consumption
Press release
19.05.23 Emilia-Romagna emergency: urgent ruling by ARERA for the suspension of payment of water, electricity, gas and waste bills
Press release
03.05.23 Gas: bill at +22.4% for consumption in April 2023, but rolling year expenditure at -3.9%
Press release
19.04.23 Utility bills: electricity and gas payments respected in 2022
Press release
04.04.23 Gas: further drop in the bill -13.4% for consumption in March 2023
Press release
31.03.23 Kick-off of BES, the Balkan Energy School
Press release
30.03.23 Electricity: -55.3% for the protected bill due to the sharp drop in wholesale prices
Press release
08.03.23 Andrea Guerrini reappointed as president of WAREG, the European Water Regulators association
Press release
02.03.23 Gas: bill still down -13% for consumption in February 2023
Press release
02.02.23 Gas: gas bill significantly down (34.2%) for consumption in January 2023
Press release
03.01.23 Gas: gas bill up (+23.3%) for consumption in December 2022
Press release


16.12.22 Balkan Energy School is established to support regional market integration with the EU and promote the energy transition
Press release
02.12.22 Gas: gas bill up (+13.7%) for consumption in November
Press release
08.11.22 Regulators approved the allocation of capacity for TAP expansion
Press release
03.11.22 Gas: gas bill down (-12.9%) for consumption in October
Press release
19.10.22 Energy: Retail Monitoring for 2021 published Press release
13.10.22 Energy - Contractual changes possible only under specific condition Press release
29.09.22 Energy: extraordinary measure of ARERA avoids the doubling of prices, limiting the increase to +59% Press release
29.07.22 Gas: uncertainty and high prices call for new procedures for updating the cost of the commodity for users on protection regime offers Press release
15.07.22 ARERA: the figures for public utilities Press release
30.06.22 Energy: electricity (+0.4%) and gas are stable Press release
14.06.22 “Monitoring of supply contracts for the import of gas into Italy” report sent to Parliament and the Government Press release
10.06.22 The European Forum of Electricity Regulation concluded in Rome Press release
17.05.22 Initial guidelines: Tariff regulation criteria for the natural gas transmission and metering service for the sixth regulatory period (6PRT) Executive summary - Consultation document 213/2022/R/gas bandiera italiana
11.05.22 GdF-ARERA: Joint controls in 2021 lead to the recovery of Euro 18.2 million, mainly in Energy Press release
29.04.22 WATER: First analysis of the Technical Quality of water service in Italy published. 26 companies on the podium, with differences between north and south. Press release
27.04.22 Gas: ARERA approves further emergency measures
to encourage filling of storage
Press release
30.03.22 Energy: -10.2% for electricity and -10% for gas. The Authority approves first bill reduction in 18 months. Extended and enhanced bonus for families in need
Press release
14.01.22 The new ARERA Strategic Framework 2022-2025 has been approved
Press release
12.01.22 Andrea Guerrini appointed member of the OECD Network of Economic Regulators
Press release


30.12.21 Energy: commodity prices lead to 55% increase for electricity and 41.8% for gas. Government intervention limits worst-case scenarios. Families facing hardship protected from the increase Press release
27.12.21 Electricity: new mechanism to reduce dispatching costs launched Press release
16.12.21 Energy: the Balkan Energy School launches in 2022 Press release
03.12.21 Electricity: with ARERA regulation, the number and duration of outages for consumers are reduced again Press release
28.09.21 Energy: Government intervention reduces the impact of increases,+ 29.8% for electricity and + 14.4% for gas. Zero impact on families facing hardship Press release
09.07.21 ARERA: figures for public utilities Press release
30.06.21 Energy: + 9.9% for electricity and + 15.3% for gas Press release
25.06.21 Electricity: as of 1 July, small companies that have not opted for the free market will be assigned to the ‘gradual standard offer service’ Press release
28.05.21 Electricity: Italy ready for the European intraday electricity market Press release
03.05.21 Electric cars: 225 chargers analysed, with variable costs for slow and fast. 1200 euros on average for "smart" wallboxes

The contents of the first ARERA survey of electric car charging systems
Press release and sheet
21.04.21 GdF-ARERA: 14 million euros recovered following joint inspections in 2020, 9 million euros in fines Press release
29.03.21 Energy: increase in the prices of raw materials, electricity + 3.8% and gas + 3.9% Press release
25.02.21 Water, electricity, gas: automatic bonuses for over 2.6 million families experiencing economic hardship, by submitting the ISEE Press release
05.02.21 Energy and environment: over 10.3 million euros recovered in 2020 for consumers through the Conciliation Service Press release


29.12.20 Energy: rising raw material prices cause +4.5% hike for electricity and +5.3% for gas Press release
25.11.20 Electricity: standard offer service ending for small companies from 1 January 2021, but gradually Press release
19.11.20 Electricity: with ARERA regulation 112 million euros returned to consumers because of the network outages Press release
13.11.20 ARERA, the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy and Environment, celebrates its 25th anniversary Press release
11.11.20 Water: Guerrini reappointed as President of WAREG,the European water regulators association Press release
07.10.20 Energy markets in Greece, future prospects in the Region Press release
29.09.20 Energy: after sharp drops, a rebound for electricity + 15.6% and gas + 11.4% with higher consumption and economic recovery Press release
07.08.20 Electricity: ARERA simplifies "DIY" renewables Press release
06.08.20 GdF-ARERA: joint inspections resumed, in 2019 disputed irregularities amounted to 33 million euro Press release
21.07.20 Executive summary: Electricity market monitoring Report (Annex A)- Resolution 282/2020/E/eel bandiera italiana
21.07.20 ARERA: public service figures  - 2019 figures for electricity, gas, water, waste in the Authority's Annual Report, now online Press release
14.07.20 Waste: the tariff method and measures during COVID-19 Press release
10.07.20 ARERA: Roberto Malaman appointed new Secretary General of the Authority Press release
03.07.20 Water: ARERA authorised 18 million euros of investments on aqueducts Press release
02.07.20 Regulation on municipal waste in Europe ARERA on the front line Press release
25.06.20 Energy: gas drops further at -6.7%, with electricity at + 3.3% for system stability Press release
27.05.20 Water, electricity and gas bills: In any case, consumption over 2 years can be prescribed Press release
26.05.20 Coronavirus: small businesses to see their bills reduced by €600 million Press release
29.04.20 Coronavirus: new extension for renewing the Social Bonuses Press release
26.03.20 Energy: sharp reduction of -18.3% for electricity and -13.5% for gas Press release
18.03.20 Coronavirus: for the 11 "former red zone” municipalities water, electricity, gas, and waste bills are suspended until 30 April Press release
18.03.20 Coronavirus: more time to renew the social bonus Press release
12.03.20 Coronavirus: ARERA blocks disconnections for arrears for electricity, gas and water bills Press release
21.02.20 Energy: Regulators in the Balkans for a single EU market. In Sofia phase 3 of the “KEP” Press release
19.02.20 Electric mobility: introducing a smart charging system to avoid peaks in the distribution systems and consequent possible network tariff increases Press release
18.02.20 Energy and Environment Consumer Help Desk: 10 years supporting consumers Press release
12.02.20 ARERA at the Albania Energy Roundtable as part of the project for the development of energy markets in the Balkans Press release


30.12.19 Water: tariff methodology approved for 2020-2023 Press release
27.12.19 Energy: strong reduction for electricity -5.4%, slight adjustment for gas + 0.8% Press release
13.12.19 Energy: ARERA published the 2018 Retail Market Monitoring Report Press release
27.11.19 Energy: The EU, Italy and the Balkans get closer in 2020 Press release
31.10.19 Waste: new tariff method and first transparency rules introduced Press release
24.10.19 Gas: ARERA meets GASREG, the Egyptian gas authority Press release
24.09.19 Energy: electricity at +2.6% and gas at +3.9% Press release
11.09.19 Waste: by the end of 2019 the first national tariff method and new transparency rules Press release
04.09.19 Electricity: with capacity market parameters having been defined, everything is ready for the launch of the mechanism Press release
02.08.19 Electricity and gas: 52 million calls to operators' call centres and over 500,000 written complaints Press release
31.07.19 Waste: consultations begin on first tariff method Press release
10.07.19 Waste: first tariff method by the end of the year Press release
01.07.19 Automating the Social bonus on the bill for those who are entitled to
Press release
27.06.19 Energy: green light to the electricity and gas “Portale Consumi” from 1st July
Press release
25.06.19 Energy: from July gas bills still declining, -6.9%, slight increase for electricity, +1.9% Press release
19.06.19 Awareness, innovation and uniform development in the ARERA Strategic Framework
Press release
05.06.19 Italy - Malta pipeline: ARERA and REWS allocate costs to the Maltese system
Press release
29.05.19 Avoiding the use of general bill charges for non-energy purposes, risk of impact on households and companies Press release
10.04.19 ARERA’s 2019-2021 Strategic framework published, consultation now underway Press release
09.04.19 Energy: ARERA in Albania for the integration of markets Press release
28.03.19 GdF-ARERA: 260 million euros from 2018 inspections on energy, water and gas Press release
26.03.19 Energy: bills to drop from 1st of April. Electricity - 8,5%, Gas -9.9% Press release
15.03.19 Water: international conference in Lisbon on tariffs sustainability Press release
28.03.19 GdF-ARERA: 260 million euros from 2018 inspections on energy, water and gas Press release
15.03.19 Water: international conference in Lisbon on tariffs sustainability Press release
12.03.19 Energy: 4.4 million euro recovered by consumers with the Conciliation Service in 2018 Press release
25.02.19 Electricity: ARERA meets the Regulatory Authority of Morocco Press release
14.02.19 Water and waste: memorandum of understanding on regulation between ARERA and the Portuguese Authority Press release


27.12.18 Energy: electricity, realignment of charges with fixed prices (-0.08%), gas +2,3% Press release
21.12.18 Energy: more customers in the free market with preference for the incumbent supplier, the number of sellers is growing Press release
18.12.18 ARERA appoints New Heads of the Energy Division and Environment Division Press release
17.12.18 Energy: the third phase of development of the Portale Offerte is completed, ready to compare all the offers on the free market Press release
05.12.18 Electricity: the last phase of the tariff reform for general charges of domestic customers deferred until 2020 Press release
14.11.18 Energy: from 1 January 2019 reduced prescription from 5 to 2 years also for gas bills Press release
13.11.18 Energy: ARERA appoints the Commissioner for CSEA (Energy and Environmental Services Fund) Press release
27.09.18 Energy: ARERA freezes electricity charges to limit sharp increases from the record levels of raw materials Press release
26.09.18 Water: Guerrini appointed president of Wareg, the European Association of Water Regulators Press release
18.09.18 Energy: Green light to Portale Offerte second phase, the old Trova Offerte closed Press release
30.08.18 New ARERA Board takes office - Payment of water, electricity, gas and waste bills suspended for families displaced following the collapse of the Morandi bridge Press release
10.07.18 Water: conciliation service for unresolved complaints starts from July Press release
28.06.18 Energy: international tensions and oil price increase electricity +6.5% and gas +8.2% Press release
29.03.18 Energy: from April a sharp fall in both electricity and gas prices -8% and -5.7% respectively) Press release
23.02.18 Electricity: requirement reduced from 5 to 2 years for delayed and balancing invoices from 1st March Press release
02.02.18 Energy: set-up of the online portal to compare the best electricity and gas offer of the market Press release
22.01.18 Electricity: satisfaction for the approval of the Italian capacity market Press release
22.01.18 Provisions on the division of the significant grid into BIDDING zones and start of division review pursuant to regulation 2015/1222 (CACM) Technical profile
05.01.18 With the new responsibility for waste regulation, the Authority becomes ARERA, Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente (The Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment) Press release


29.12.17 Energy: from January, electricity to increase by 5.3% and gas by 5% for electricity, the increase in wholesale prices and conformity and safety costs were decisive; whereas for gas, there is the predicted winter effect Press release
28.12.17 Regulation of technical quality for the integrated water service or for each service within it (RQTI) Technical profile
22.12.17 Water: from 2018, a new Social Water Bonus for household users under economic hardship applications open from July Press release
21.12.17 Approval of the integrated text of implementation rules for the water social bonus for household users under economic hardship Technical profile
14.12.17 Electricity: last phase of the tariff reform for general charges on domestic customers deferred to 2019 Press release
01.12.17 Implementation of publication obligations referred to in regulation (EU) 460/2017 establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas Technical profile
30.11.17 Retail markets monitoring report 2016. Summary and final considerations Report 801/2017/I/com bandiera italiana
22.11.17 Energy: the Italian Regulatory Authority is elected Vice Chair of the Board of Regulators of ACER, the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators Press release
13.10.17 Water: The Italian Authority has been confirmed to lead WAREG, the European Water Regulators network Press release
12.10.17 Application of the TOTEX approach in the electricity sector Technical profile
12.10.17 Overview of GB RIIO framework - TOTEX-type approach
02.10.17 Approval of the integrated text on charges for integrated water services (TICSI) bearing tariff structure criteria applied to users Technical profile
02.10.17 Reform of the regulation regarding the lng regasification capacity allocation on the basis of market mechanisms (auctions) Technical profile
02.10.17 Criteria for the regulation of tariffs for the regasification service of liquefied natural gas, for the transitional period in the years 2018 and 2019 Technical profile
28.09.17 Energy: from October a -0.7% fall for electricity, gas increases by 2,8% Press release
21.09.17 Increasing the resilience of electricity transmission and distribution networks - Activities carried out and further guidelines - Chapter 1
Chapter 1 - Consultation document
645/2017/R/eel italian version
30.08.17 Energy: "retail" procedures underway to enforce the Law on Competition Press release
03.08.17 Regulation criteria for natural gas transmission service tariffs for the transitional period in 2018 and 2019 Technical profile
31.07.17 Energy: the PLACET offer will be launched in 2018 with predefined contractual conditions and free pricing, easy to understand and compare Press release
27.07.17 Free price offers under uniform contractual conditions  (P.L.A.C.E.T.) and minimum contractual conditions for supplies to domestic end customers and small companies in the open electricty and natural gas markets Technical profile
28.06.17 Energy: from July an +2.8% increase for electricity, gas falls by 2.9% Press release
12.05.17 Long Term Transmission Rights between bidding zones within the Italian electricity market: decision pursuant to article 30, paragraph 30.1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1719 Technical profile
21.04.17 Definition of the method of transfer, by operators, of amounts due to the special accounts of the single commissioner referred to in art. 2 of Italian Legislative Decree 243/2016 Technical profile
20.04.17 Criteria for granting exemptions to the requirements envisaged by the European Regulations RfG - Requirements for Generators, DCC - Demand Connection Code and HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current on connections to electricity grids Technical profile
30.03.17 Energy: 2.9% increase in electricity starting in April, gas down by 2.7% Press release
13.03.17 Electricity: increased operator responsibility to prevent long interruptions and accelerate service restoration even during emergencies Press release
06.03.17 Long-term transmission rights pursuant to article 30 of EU Commission Regulation 2016/1719, establishing a guideline on forward capacity allocation 110/2017/R/eel Technical profile
06.03.17 Electricity: conclusion of the first proceedings for the repayment in the bill of undue amounts from irregular behaviour in the wholesale markets in 2016 Press release
03.03.17 Electricity: one-time bill discounts with the Tutela Simile standard offer for households Press release
23.02.17 Final report on the investigation into the methods aimed at selecting planning strategies adopted in integrated water service programs for investments
Annex A -
89/2017/R/idr italian version
13.01.17 Electricity: discount bonus for needy households increased up to 165 euro Press release


29.12.16 Energy: slight increase, 0.9% for electricity starting in January, gas up 4.7% Press release
23.12.16 Implementation of the reform on grid tariffs and tariff components to cover the general system costs for electricity household customers Technical profile
11.12.16 Second generation smart metering systems: recognition of low voltage electricity metering costs and commissioning provisions. changes to the "time" consolidated text Technical profile
05.12.16 The Regulatory Authority for energy is 20 years old, continuity and innovation for energy and the environment Press release
01.12.16 Energy: the European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete met the Italian Regulatory Authority Press release
21.11.16 ANAC and The Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy and Water signed the MoU for public contracts, transparency and anti-corruption Press release
11.11.16 Electricity: cost and promotion scheme recognition methods defined for new 2G Smart Meters Press release
04.11.16 Minimum requirements for the preparation of the ten-year development plan of the national transmission network
Annex A -
627/2016/R/eel italian version
04.11.16 Reformed standard offer regime and tutela simile standard offer (similar that of the free market): reform of standard offer regime delivery conditions and definition of pcr and pcv price components Technical profile
06.10.16 Experimental regulation incentivising the reduction in the duration of interruptions with prior notice of the electricity distribution service Technical profile
30.09.16 Approval of allocation rules for cross-border transport capacity valid for the year 2017 Technical profile
29.09.16 Energy: from October electricity decreases by 1.1%, gas increases slightly by 1.7% Press release
05.08.16 Regulation of electricity metering activity. Approval of Integrated text of the provisions for regulating electricity metering activity (TIME) Technical profile
04.08.16 Completing the implementation of european provisions relating to the resolution of congestions at interconnection points with other countries of the national gas pipelines system Resolution
464/2016/R/gas italian version
28.07.16 Priority actions in the field of valorisation of actual imbalances within electricity dispatching Technical profile
28.07.16 Electricity: from 1st of August new rules to appropriate dispatching costs in consumer bills
Press release
22.07.16 New Service Quality Code for the Regulation of the Commercial Quality of Sale Services and amendments to the Regulation of Commercial Quality of electricity and natural gas Distribution System, and to the Code of Business Conduct and the Bill 2.0 Technical profile
22.07.16 Regulation for the implementation of activities in pooling by the single buyer as per article 7, paragraph 6 and article 44, paragraph 4 of Italian Legislative Decree 93/11 Technical profile
22.07.16 Energy: enhanced mechanisms from 2017 to handle complaints and to resolve disputes Press release
21.07.16 Integrations and amendments to the provisions relating to the systematic underutilization of contracted capacity at interconnection points with other countries of the national gas pipelines system Resolution
422/2016/R/gas italian version
11.07.16 Electricity: Green light from January 2017 to the Tutela SIMILE, a standard offer governed by the Regulatory Authority, similar to those on the free market Press release
07.07.16 Reform of the current market mechanisms of standard offer regime for domestic users and SME in the electricity sector. Establishing the "Tutela SIMILE" standard offer, which is similar to those of the free market. Further obligations for electricity and gas distribution system operators
Technical profile
28.06.16 Provisions for the consultation of the frameworks of the ten-year development plan for the natural gas transmission system prepared by the transmission system operators Technical profile
16.06.16 Gas balancing: implementing (EU) Regulation 312/2014
Technical profile
10.06.16 Monitoring of the development of distributed generation plants in Italy, for the year 2014
Technical profile
10.06.16 Procedures and timings related to the regulation for withdrawal from supply contracts
Technical profile
27.05.16 Provisions relating to the management of the capacity overrun at national gas transmission grid interconnection points with other countries
Technical profile
09.05.16 Water: new meter reading obligations from January for more accurate consumption on customer bills Press release
06.05.16 Provisions for the supply of the metering service for the integrated water service at national level Technical profile
06.05.16 Provisions regarding timings relating to allocation and transmission capacity transactions Technical profile
06.05.16 Adopting the consolidated text regarding extra-judicial resolution procedures for disputes between customers and operators in the sectors regulated by the italian regulatory authority for electricity gas and water - consolidated conciliation text (TICO) Technical profile
06.05.16 Energy: from 2017 operators and customers are obliged to attempt at conciliation in disputes over supply

The Authority's Conciliation Service - Frequently asked questions
ress release

22.04.16 Provisions on the allocation of storage capacity on monthly or less basis and mechanisms to manage contractual congestion in storage capacity use
Technical profile
18.04.16 Regulators certify TAP A.G. as an independent transmission operator Press release
01.04.16 Method for determining the economic conditions for the standard offer regime of natural gas for the period between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017
Technical profile
30.03.16 Energy: Italy’s utility bills significantly reduced starting in April,electricity -5%, gas down almost by -10%
Press release
25.03.16 Integration of the consolidated accounting unbundling text (TIUC) with the provisions regarding accounting unbundling obligations for the water sector Technical profile
08.03.16 Functional specifications enabling the low voltage smart meters systems and performance of the relative second generation (2G) smart metering systems in the electricity sector, pursuant to Legislative Decree n. 102 dated 4th July 2014
Technical profile
19.02.16 Natural gas market - Completing the implementation of european provisions relating to the resolution of congestion at interconnection points with other countries of the national gas pipelines system
Technical profile
18.02.16 Natural gas market - Completing the implementation of european provisions relating to the resolution of congestion at interconnection points with other countries of the national gas pipelines system
Consultation document


30.12.15 Luigi Carbone leaves office in the Energy Authority's Board
Press release
29.12.15 Water: new tariff method 2016/2019 approved for infrastructure development and quality services
Press release
29.12.15 Approval of the water tariff method for the second regulatory period (MTI-2) Technical profile
29.12.15 Standard agreement for the regulation of relationship between entrusting bodies and operators of the integrated water service Technical profile
28.12.15 Regulation of the contract quality of the integrated water service, i.e., of each of its individual services 655/2015/R/idr Technical profile
28.12.15 Energy: from 1 January 2016, a double reduction in Italian utility bills; electricity -1.2% and gas -3.3%.Savings of almost €60 a year Press release
23.12.15 Code of the output-based regulation of the electricity transmission service for the regulatory period 2016-2023 Technical profile
22.12.15 Code of the output-based regulation of the electricity distribution and metering services for the regulatory period 2016-2023 - TIQE Technical profile
04.12.15 Energy: The Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water meets Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission
Press release
02.12.15 Electricity: reform of network tariffs in the bill to kick off from 2016 for 30 million customers
Press release
23.11.15 Provisions regarding capacity release at national gas transmission grid interconnection points with other countries 555/2015/R/gas Technical profile
19.10.15 Electricity: with the Integrated Information System to change supplier will be faster and easier
Press release
15.09.15 Gas: The Authority promotes further integration of the Italian market in Europe
Press release
29.05.15 Water: the Italian Regulatory Authority at the helm of WAREG, the network of European Water Service Regulators
Press release
17.02.15 The Regulatory Authority for electricity gas and water (AEEGSI) and the Institution for the supervision of insurance (IVASS) signed protocol on consumer protection
Press release
13.01.15 Energy: forwarded to Parliament - Authority's 2014 Report on supervision of the Robin Hood tax application
Press release