The Turkish Competition Authority closes its investigation into an electricity distribution and retail company for increasing the switching costs for eligible customers and impeding the opportunities of competitors (Ayedas)

This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has closed the investigation it launched into an electricity retail sale company, AYESAS, for unilaterally including most of the eligible customers into its own portfolio without signing an agreement with them or even having their permission. The investigation also concerned AYESAS’ affiliate electricity distribution company, AYEDAS, which allegedly impede the opportunities of competing retail sale companies by refusing, delaying or otherwise restricting the eligible customers’ requests to switch to alternative companies. Background Turkey has long opted for the liberalisation of its electricity sector. In line with the legislative energy packages adopted in the European Union, the former

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  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Ankara)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority closes its investigation into an electricity distribution and retail company for increasing the switching costs for eligible customers and impeding the opportunities of competitors (Ayedas), 22 October 2014, e-Competitions October 2014, Art. N° 72010

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