“Monopolist or not”. Decision of DTEK have been rescheduled once again

The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine postponed the consideration of the case, initiated on the grounds of violation by DTEK “Dniproenergo”, DTEK “Zakhidenergo” and DTEK “Vostokenergo” of the legislation on the protection of economic competition on January 17, 2019.

The reason of the postponement, as a month ago, was the need to study new materials.

Initially, the case was planned to be considered on November 6, but it was postponed because representatives of the applicants, NPC “Ukrenergo” and the National Regulatory Commission, did not appear. By the way, in 2015, the National Regulatory Commission was the initiator of sending the DTEK case to the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine. It was decided to conduct an open review, given the social significance of the case, stated the first Deputy Head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, Maria Nizhnik.

The case, which had been later postponed to November 20, has been postponed to December 18, today. According to experts, about 70% of thermal generation was concentrated by DTEK, 85% of the domestic coal market is also owned by the company. According to the Head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, Yuri Terentyev, the committee does not consider thermal generation as a separate market, but this does not prevent the opening of the deal.

In their turn, DTEK press service claimed that holding is not a monopolist and they hope for objective and transparent investigation of electricity market situation.

to be continued…

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