EU Energy Policy

Brussels launches probe to address competition in power

The EU has stepped up efforts to tackle barriers to trade in power markets by launching an antitrust probe into a possible rules breach by a major grid operator in Germany The EU has stepped up efforts to tackle barriers to trade in power markets by launching an antitrust probe into a possible rules breach by a major grid operator in Germany.
By Andreas Walstad 22 March 2018 0 30089
Electricity pylons in Europe. (EP)

Well-functioning wholesale power markets are a prerequisite for operators of gas-fired plants, and many in the gas industry will be pleased to see Brussels is stepping up its efforts to eliminate barriers to electricity trading. 

The European Commission announced on Monday it had launched an antitrust investigation into TenneT – one of Europe’s largest power transmission system operators (TSOs) – following “indications” the company may be reducing the amount of available transmission capacity on the 3.7 GW interconnector between western Denmark and Germany...