Energy market probe posers

April 2008
Utility Week;4/4/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 22, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports that the British Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has announced the terms of its probe into the energy supply market. Depending on the findings, one or more remedies may be applied. These range from measures designed to increase transparency for consumers, to targeting limits to firms' commercial behaviour, or even fundamental changes in the market structure. Energy supply markets are characterised by the presence of six large suppliers alongside a fringe of smaller firms.


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