The electricity market in Denmark has been regulated by the electricity supply act. 

The law's goal is to ensure that the country's electricity supply is arranged and is completed in agreement with the consideration to security of supply, economics, environment and consumer protection.

The law is to guarantee the consumers within this objective access to cheap electricity and still to give the consumers influence on the administration of the electricity sector's assets.

The law is to promote a sustainable energy use, including in connection with energy savings and use of combined power and heating, lasting and environmentally compatible energy sources, as well as to secure an effective use of financial resources and to create competition on markets for production and trade in electricity.