Policy Context and Legal Framework
Royal Decree-Law 6/2010 of 9 April on measures to boost economic recovery and employment, in its Article 23 modifies Act 54/1997, of 27 November, on the Electricity Sector, in order to include a new subject in the regulatory framework of the sector: the charging management companies, who provide recharging of electricity, needed for a fast and effective development of electric vehicles as an industrial product that combines, at the same time, technologic innovation, capacity of generating a whole new sector with growth potential, and new instruments for energy saving and environmental efficiency.
Royal Decree 647/2011 defines the activity of charging management, that is to say, the offer of energy charging services for electric vehicles. It also specifies the rights and obligations of charging management companies and regulates the procedure and requirements for the development of this activity.
On the other hand, regarding GRECO policy context, we also have to take into account the Directive 2006/123/EC on Services in the Internal Market, that is aimed to achieve the right of establishment and service provision within the European Community, eliminating barriers to the development of service activities between Member States such as language, cross-border limitations, etc.
This Directive includes general provisions facilitating the exercise of the freedom of establishment for service providers and the free movement of services, while maintaining a high quality of them. GRECO information system makes it possible to adopt this measures in charging management sector.