The Italian Competition Authority fines the incumbent for abusing its dominant position in the electricity markets (Enel Trade-Clienti Idonei)

1. Introduction The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has imposed on Enel a fine of € 2,5 million for applying several exclusive dealing arrangements, which have been held to constitute an abuse of dominant position [1] These arrangements were incorporated by Enel Energia (formerly known as Enel Trade ), an Enel fully owned subsidiary, into standard agreements for electricity supply to eligible customers [2]. The AGCM rules that these provisions are prohibited by Article 82 EC as they require eligible customers to purchase their electricity requirements from the incumbent operator Enel. 2. The decision To start, the AGCM determines the relevant market and analyzes the competitive conditions of this market. The market affected by the alleged anticompetitive practices is the market

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority fines the incumbent for abusing its dominant position in the electricity markets (Enel Trade-Clienti Idonei), 27 November 2003, e-Competitions November 2003, Art. N° 14764

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