The UK OFGEM fines two energy suppliers for agreeing not to target each other’s customer and another company for providing software to facilitate collusion (Dyball)

On 26 July 2019, the energy regulator published its decision [1] , issued in May, fining two energy suppliers for agreeing not to target each other's customers, and a third company for providing software to facilitate the collusion; the decision addresses a number of interesting substantive and procedural points, as well as being one of the first decisions involving the use of algorithmic collusion. Background The background to the case is unusual in a number of respects. The two energy suppliers, Economy Energy and E, were respectively owned by two individuals who had been a couple for many years and had children together. Ofgem considered the links between the two businesses in some detail in the context of the parties' claim that the two suppliers formed part of the same

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Peter Willis, The UK OFGEM fines two energy suppliers for agreeing not to target each other’s customer and another company for providing software to facilitate collusion (Dyball), 26 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 93734

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