Estonia

Member Profile

Estonian Competition Authority (ECA)

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • District Heating
  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Telecommunication
  • Post
  • Railway
  • Aviation

Establishment

  • Established in 2008

Responsibilities

  • Legal basis
  • Ministerial Decree June 20, 2014, Electricity Market Act, Natural Gas Act, District Heating Act, Public Water Supply and Sewerage Act, Competition Act, Postal Act, Railways Act.
  • Responsibilities
  • Electricity, Natural Gas, District Heating, Competition, Railway, Postal Sector, Water Sector

    Responsibilities include tariff setting, licensing, monitoring of supply service quality, monitoring of retail and wholesale market and promotion of competition.

  • Authorities
  • Independent both in decision-making procedures and in accountability

    Since 1.09.2015 reports to the Minister of Justice (formerly to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications).

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • The Minister of Justice appoints the General Director of the ECA (until 1.09.2015 appointed by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications).
  • Working Employees
  • Number of Commissioners: 1 Director-General, 2 heads of division, 7 head of departments
  • Number of Staff: 47
  • Budget
  • Financed from the state budget

Population: 1 258 545 (2016 est.)

GDP / Capita: $ 17 896 (2016 est.)

Territory: 45 228 km2 (133. in World rank)

Information will be uploaded soon.

Chairperson

Märt OTS - General Director, ERRA Chairman

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

Tiina MALDRE - Chief Specialist

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

Maarika KARELSON - Chief Specialist

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

Margus KASEPALU - Head of Department of Energy and Postal Communications, Chairman of the ERRA Working Group

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