The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition fines three power distribution companies for abusing their dominant market positions by imposing excessive prices to cable operators (CEZ, EVN and Energo-pro)

On May 27, 2015 the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition [1] adopted three separate decisions imposing sanctions on each of the three power distribution companies, and namely CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD [2], EVN Bulgaria Electrical Distribution AD [3] and ENERGO-PRO Grids AD [4] for abusing their dominant market positions. The CPC established that the power distribution firms breached the Bulgarian Protection of Competition Act by setting excessive prices for the usage of the low-voltage grid by cable operators, thus restricting, distorting and preventing competition on the relevant markets and affecting consumers’ interest. The proceedings were initiated against the three incumbent undertakings upon a single request by an entity (industry association) whose members’

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Kameliya Naydenova, The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition fines three power distribution companies for abusing their dominant market positions by imposing excessive prices to cable operators (CEZ, EVN and Energo-pro), 27 May 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Access to facilities, Art. N° 74254

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