CASE COMMENTS : REGULATIONS – ENERGY – ELECTRICITY – TRANSMISSION PUBLIC NETWORK MANAGEMENT – ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM – PUBLIC SERVICE MISSION – PURCHASE OBLIGATION – PREDATORY PRICING – ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION – ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY

Energy – Electricity: The French Competition Authority considers not to have jurisdiction over certain practices of French transmission system operator and notes the absence any evidence sufficient to characterize an abuse of dominant position or of economic dependency from the French power operator (EDF and RTE)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 11-D-09 of June 8, 2011 concerning practices implemented by EDF and RTE in the electricity sector (See also, supra, "Unilateral Practices" column, obs. F. Marty and, infra,"Public Sector" column, obs. J. Ph. Kovar) The Syndicat National des Producteurs Indépendants d'Électricité Thermique (hereinafter SNPIET) referred to the Competition Authority practices by the operator of the public electricity transmission system Réseau de transport d'Électricité (hereinafter RTE) and Electricité de France (hereinafter EDF) which, in its view, amounted to an "attempt to monopolise the market" constituting reprehensible abuses under Article L. 420-2 of

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Simon Daboussy, Energy – Electricity: The French Competition Authority considers not to have jurisdiction over certain practices of French transmission system operator and notes the absence any evidence sufficient to characterize an abuse of dominant position or of economic dependency from the French power operator (EDF and RTE), 8 June 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 38123, pp. 199-202

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