The UK Gas and Electricity Market Authority rejects alleged abusive data withdrawal in the electricity market (EDF Energy)

This is a decision of the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority) rejecting allegations of abuse of dominance following EDF Energy's (EDF) decision to cease offering data retrieval (DR), data processing (DP) and data aggregation services (DA) (data services) to competitors. The decision is based on Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 and on Article 82 of the EC Treaty. Essentially, the Authority concluded that EDF is neither dominant at the national level nor at the regional level in these markets, considering both market shares considerations and the existing competitive constraints. The most interesting aspect of the decision is the Authority's detailed market definition analysis with respect to each of the DR, DP and DA markets. 1. Context With privatisation in

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Pierre-Hugues Vallée, The UK Gas and Electricity Market Authority rejects alleged abusive data withdrawal in the electricity market (EDF Energy), 24 January 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Dominance, Art. N° 13787

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