The EU Commission accepts commitments offered by Swedish incumbent electricity operator in the electricity transmission market (Svenska Kraftnät)

"Swedish Interconnector case /Improving electricity cross-border trade"*I. Introduction The size of the transmission network is a key determinant of competition in wholesale electricity markets. The larger this network, the more suppliers inject their electricity and hence compete for consumers. However, the Energy Sector Inquiry carried out by the European Commission [1] has shown that markets in Europe are mainly national in scope because there are few cross-border links – or ‘interconnectors' – between them, and those which exist have limited capacity. As a result, competition between suppliers of electricity across borders is restricted. Given the network constraints, in order to fully benefit from competition it is crucial that available scarce interconnector capacity is fully

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • E.CA Economics (Berlin)
  • Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (Ljubljana)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Council of the European Union (Brussels)

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Philippe Chauve, Elzbieta Glowicka, Martin Godfried, Edouard Leduc, Stefan Siebert, The EU Commission accepts commitments offered by Swedish incumbent electricity operator in the electricity transmission market (Svenska Kraftnät), 14 April 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2010, Art. N° 34860

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