Consumer behavior on the electricity marketUploaded: 1 of January, 2006

The paper is based on a survey aimed at describing the characteristics of Hungarian households and companies on the service areas of different electricity distributors. The major research question was the likely impact of full market liberalization in effect from 1 July 2007 upon the various consumer groups. Conclusions are drawn from a survey conducted during the research and the assessment of the functioning of the Hungarian electricity system in the past few years.