The French Competition Authority fines an energy provider for abuse of dominance (ENGIE)

The Autorité de la concurrence fines ENGIE 100 million euros for abusing its dominant position by using in particular its historical data file to convert its customers on regulated gas tariffs to market-based contracts for gas and electricity.* Furthermore, in another case regarding ENGIE pricing practices for market-based gas contracts, it is submitting to public consultation the commitments proposed by ENGIE to resolve the problems identified by the Autorité. In Brief Following a complaint by Direct Énergie and the consumer association UFC-QUE CHOISIR, the Autorité de la concurrence is today issuing a decision to fine ENGIE for having abused its dominant position in the gas markets in order to induce its customers to switch to its market-based gas and electricity contracts. In

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines an energy provider for abuse of dominance (ENGIE), 22 March 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2017, Art. N° 83691

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