The French Competition Authority fines French energy provider for abusing its dominant position on the solar energy market (EDF)

Summary The French competition authority held EDF responsible for illegally favoring its subsidiary on the solar energy market and was sentenced to pay a 13.5 million euro fine. Facts EDF is the leading energy producer and provider in France. They own a 90 to 95% market share on the market of providing electricity to individuals. EDF also developed a solar energy activity through the creation of EDF ENR. In 2008, one of EDF ENR’s competitors, Solaire Direct, complained to the French competition authority about the fact that EDF and EDF ENR would use

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Olivier Beddeleem, The French Competition Authority fines French energy provider for abusing its dominant position on the solar energy market (EDF), 17 December 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2013, Art. N° 63579

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