TITLE

Back unbundling, Kroes tells users

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Utility Week;7/6/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the call of European competition commissioner Neelie Kroes to require ownership unbundling in the energy sector. She notes that the absence of ownership unbundling suppressed investment in interconnection capacity and network capacity. She notes that long-term contracts with dominant energy suppliers undermines competition.
ACCESSION #
25940481

 

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