Association of Energy Consumers

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Federation of Energy Consumers e. V.
purpose Consumer protection
Chair: Leonora Holling
Establishment date: February 6, 1987
Number of members: 11,000
Seat : Bonn

The Federation of Energy Consumers e. V. is a nationwide association to protect the interests of private consumers in energy supply . The seat is in Bonn. The federal office has been in Unkel, near Bonn , in Rhineland-Palatinate since 2007 , previously it was in the neighboring municipality of Rheinbreitbach .

Aribert Peters , founder and 2nd chairman

The association was founded in 1987 by Aribert Peters , its current chairman, and has over 12,000 members. He publishes the magazine Energiedepesche quarterly . In 1996 he received the Cusanus Prize from the city of Koblenz for his Phönix project, in which solar systems were delivered directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, supported by around 500 trained consultants.

He is a member of the Federation of German Consumer Organizations . The association offers its members legal protection and information for the cheap purchase of liquid gas , electricity and heating oil .

In 2013, the association started the consumer-oriented energy provider information project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection , with the aim of providing consumers with reliable information about energy providers and tariffs. The information is intended to significantly reduce the risk and effort involved in switching providers and consumers.

The Federation of Energy Consumers is one of 78 selected associations in Germany that are allowed to carry out a model declaratory action .

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Web links

Individual evidence

  2. ^ The energy supplier information project ., accessed on July 31, 2016.
  3. Consumer policy in the field of energy and transport . Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection , as of October 16, 2015, accessed on July 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Federal Office of Justice: List of qualified institutions in accordance with Section 4 of the Injunctive Action Act (UKlaG). Retrieved June 6, 2019 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 35 ′ 53.3 "  N , 7 ° 12 ′ 58"  E