The Spanish Competition Authority fines a major electricity distribution company for offering services to clients in a liberalised market on the basis of information obtained from a monopolised market (Endesa / Anisem)

Spanish dominant utilities and, more generally, incumbents have reasons to fear the aftermath of a relatively unnoticed decision of 14 December 2006 (Expt. 606/05) of the highest branch of the Spanish National Competition Authority (Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia, hereinafter “TDC”) in the Asinem-Endesa case. The Spanish Competition Authority opened the case as a result of a timely complaint by Asinem, a local association gathering 85% of the electrical installers of the island of Majorca. The complaint was lodged against the Spanish utility Endesa, well known today for other antitrust reasons, which has a de facto monopoly over the island's power production and distribution. Because Endesa is the sole power distributor, anyone who intends to obtain a connection to the network

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Aitor Montesa Lloreda, Angel Givaja Sanz, The Spanish Competition Authority fines a major electricity distribution company for offering services to clients in a liberalised market on the basis of information obtained from a monopolised market (Endesa / Anisem), 14 December 2006, e-Competitions December 2006, Art. N° 13149

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