WARSAW Aug 26 Poland's energy market watchdog
URE wants to introduce maximum prices for electricity sold to
households in place of the fixed price currently in place, its
head, Maciej Bando, was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Bando also told the Rzeczpospolita daily that it would be
good if the change came into force from Jan. 1 next year.
"Let us partially free up prices and let us see how the
market reacts," Bando said.
Poland's 16.5 million households account for about a quarter
of the country's electric power consumption. The country's
largest energy producer is PGE.
Bando reiterated that electricity prices for households
would not be fully freed up this year or next year, adding it
was vital there should be no spike in prices after they are
liberalised at some point in the future.
(Reporting by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Mark Potter)