EVIKEN: NOME changes would stifle competition, prevent fair access

NOME auction revisions proposed by local authorities would stifle competition and prevent independent suppliers from gaining fair access into the country’s energy mix, EVIKEN, the Association of Industrial Energy Consumers, taking part in a public consultation procedure held for feedback concerning the changes, has noted.

In its letter, forwarded to authorities earlier this week, EVIKEN reiterated previous reservations expressed over the effectiveness of the auctions as a tool capable of opening up the electricity market to competition – amid the current conditions.

“We believe that the adoption of regulatory measures ensuring a balanced distribution of benefits for all consumer categories should be the priority[at this stage],” the EVIKEN letter highlighted.