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The German Competition Authority issues a final report on its sector inquiry into sub metering services

Sector Inquiry into Submetering of Heating and Water Costs* The Bundeskartellamt recommends measures to stimulate competition in the provision of submetering services. The authority has today presented its final report on its sector inquiry into submetering. Submetering services cover the consumption-based metering and billing of costs for heating and water supplied to individual dwelling units within buildings as well as the provision of the necessary metering equipment such as heat cost allocators or water and heat meters. Andreas Mundt, President of Bundeskartellamt: "The market for the submetering of heating and water costs is dominated by a few large companies. Switching provider generally involves high costs and is made more difficult by long

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority issues a final report on its sector inquiry into sub metering services, 4 May 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2017, Art. N° 84208

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