The Bulgarian Competition Authority imposes a fine to an undertaking for having abused of its dominance in the market of balancing energy of renewables (NEK / BCPA)

THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL ELECTRICITY COMPANY SANCTIONED FOR ABUSE OF DOMINANCE ON THE MARKET OF BALANCING ENERGY OF RENEWABLES* The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition (“BCPC”) imposed a fine amounting to BGN 315 612 the National Electricity Company EAD (“NEK”) for abuse of dominance – infringement of Art. 21, para. 1 of the Bulgarian Competition Protection Act (“BCPA”) (corresponding to Art. 102 TFEU). The BCPC found that NEK unilaterally and unjustifiably modified the hourly forecast schedules submitted by the producers of electricity from renewable sources (“RES producers”). Additionally, for more than 4 years NEK allocated to the RES producers – members of the special balancing group of NEK, additional unreasonable costs for imbalances through the application of Section IV of

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Eleonora Mateina, Anastasiya Grunova, The Bulgarian Competition Authority imposes a fine to an undertaking for having abused of its dominance in the market of balancing energy of renewables (NEK / BCPA), 23 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 92934

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