The Polish Competition Authority imposes a financial penalty on the electricity distributor for the delay in issuance of the connection conditions for wind farms’ access to electricity grid (ENEA Operator)

The Polish competition authority imposed a fine of PLN 11 million (approx. EUR 3 million) on ENEA Operator S.A., a company distributing electricity in the northwestern Poland, which serves over 2,5 million customers. The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“the OCCP President”) declared that the company abused its dominant position on the local market for electricity distribution by counteracting the development of competition on the related relevant market - i.e., national (i.e. Polish) market for electricity generation. The alleged practice resulted from the “flagrant violation” of the deadlines for issuance of the conditions for connection to ENEA's electricity grid (in all examined cases the applications has been filed by wind farms). The OCCP President's

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  • WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr (Poznan)
  • WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr (Warsaw)

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Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, The Polish Competition Authority imposes a financial penalty on the electricity distributor for the delay in issuance of the connection conditions for wind farms’ access to electricity grid (ENEA Operator), 30 September 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2008, Art. N° 26197

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