Cartel is a case against heating current

FRANKFURT ( Dow Jones) – The Federal Cartel Office has dropped its opening a year ago abuse case in the Heizstrommarkt against commitments made by the company.

17 Heating current committed themselves to market- opening measures , said the Bonn authorities on Wednesday. Of these, 13 companies are reported to their customers to repay excessive profits.
The commitments relate , according to the Bundeskartellamt, transparency measures , the alternative providers to facilitate market entry. Directly from the repayment of the payment details , according to 530 000 customers are affected , which together are recovered over 27 million EUR . Among the companies that have commitments made , are in addition to municipal utilities subsidiaries of the energy companies E. ON AG and RWE AG.
The market for heating by the Bundeskartellamt considered separately. the authority According to set in Germany just under two million households , representing about 4 % of all housing, electricity as heating medium a .

Website: www.bundeskartellamt.de
-By Martin Rapp , Dow Jones Newswires ;
+49 211 13 87 214; martin.rapp @ dowjones.com

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