The UK energy regulator finds no abuse of dominance in the refusal to supply meter data services to competing electricity suppliers (EDF Energy)

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (“Ofgem”) the gas and electricity regulator in Great Britain has decided that EDF Energy (“EDFE”) has not infringed Article 82 of the EC Treaty or section 18 (the “Chapter II prohibition”) of the Competition Act 1998 by refusing to supply other suppliers of electricity with the services of collection, processing and aggregation of data retrieved from non-half-hourly electricity meters (“meter data services”) [1]. In 2004, EDFE stopped supplying meter data services to competing electricity suppliers. Ofgem received three complaints against EDFE's behaviour, including one from energywatch, the official consumer organisation representing energy consumers in Great Britain. These complaints argued that EDFE's refusal to supply infringed Article 82 and/or

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Justin Coombs, The UK energy regulator finds no abuse of dominance in the refusal to supply meter data services to competing electricity suppliers (EDF Energy), 24 January 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Access to facilities, Art. N° 13221

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