The EU Commission opens a formal investigation to assess whether a power exchange company abused its dominant position (EPEX Spot)

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive behaviour by the power exchange EPEX Spot* The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether the power exchange EPEX Spot SE (‘EPEX Spot') has been taking advantage of its dominant position to hinder the activities of competitors on the market for electricity intraday trading facilitation services in at least six Member States (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Power exchanges are central to the efficient functioning of electricity markets. Electricity trading plays an important and growing role in the effective and safe management of electricity grids. It helps ensure

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens a formal investigation to assess whether a power exchange company abused its dominant position (EPEX Spot), 30 March 2021, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 99923

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