The Supplier of Last Resort Concept
The supplier of last resort (Solr) service is a regulated, non-competitive resale market in the wholesale sector. As such, it is not time-limited, although it can be a significant barrier to entry for new suppliers. For these reasons, promoting competition is important. Here is how the Solr service works: The Defaulting Supplier is a DSO, and customers have 14 days to choose a new supplier.
The supplier of last resort
has the power to switch customers to their new tariff, and they must act in good faith in matching the old deal. They may charge a higher energy price, but they must honor any credit balances that they have with the failed supplier. However, there are no exit fees for switching away from a fixed tariff. In some cases, customers may be offered a new fixed tariff by the supplier of last resort, and they should check the details.
The number of consumers supplied
by the supplier of last resort varies in different jurisdictions. In Spain, there are 12 million household customers. This corresponds to 49.4% of the household population. In Romania, however, there are only 8.6 million households that are supplied by a last-resort supplier. In other countries, the number is much lower. In the United States, the total number of consumers supplied by the supplier of last-resort is zero.
The Supplier of last-resort can charge customers
on the date that the Last-Resort Supply Direction occurs. However, it must honor any credit balances that the failed supplier has with the new provider. The commercial attractiveness of taking on customers must also be considered. The following table gives an overview of the charges that may be charged by the solar. The rates are higher than those of the other providers of last resort.
The new provider can charge customers
on the date that the Last-Resort Supply Direction was issued. The new provider must honor any credit balances that the former supplier had. Nevertheless, the new supplier should also consider the commercial attractiveness of taking on the customers from the failed supplier. This will require them to comply with the conditions and terms of the deemed contract. So, the supplier of the last-resort process is a good choice for consumers.
If a supplier of last-resort fails to comply with condition 2
the Commission may issue a Supplier of Last-Resort Direction to the Licensee. The Commission may also issue a Last-Resort Direction if the existing contract was terminated. Furthermore, it may also be necessary to amend the deemed contract to meet the requirements of the new provider. Listed below are the terms and conditions of the last-resort directions.