How to Prevent and Manage Scarcity Situations

Scarcity situations can lead to power cuts that impact the daily activities of EU citizens and industries and even put lives at risk. The Security of Supply Directive, which the European Commission intends to review, must make place for a renewed set of measures to mitigate the impact of scarcity situations and to ensure the supply of protected customers, especially in extreme circumstances.

Five key dimensions and their interaction at the regional and at the pan-EU level need to be considered: