Competition committee staging retail electricity market inquiry

The country’s competition committee is conducting a market inquiry that requires all electricity retailers, 18 in total, to respond to an extensive series of questions concerning their low-voltage supply activities by the beginning of the new year.

The committee questions include questions on company revenues generated by low-voltage sales during 2020 and 2021, for all consumer categories, namely households and small businesses.

The companies have also been requested to provide details on low-voltage products offered, fixed-tariff offers, frequency of tariff revisions, as well as the average life of new products offered.

A number of questions also concern details on tariff adjustment clauses applied by suppliers to electricity bills.

The inquiry does not presume suppliers have been engaged in non-competitive practices, the competition committee has pointed out.