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22.07.2020

Public consultation on the demand response market framework for an independent aggregator in electricity markets

The Demand response Working Group, formed by the Estonian Competition Authority, Elering AS (Estonian TSO) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, has developed an initial concept for involving the flexibility of an independent aggregator into all electricity market levels in...
07.07.2020

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Baltic energy market regulators

On 23th of June 2020 the Estonian Competition Authority, Public Utilities Commission of Latvia and National Energy Regulatory Council of Lithuania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the Baltic Energy Regulators’ cooperation on Electricity Market Development. The purpose of this...
20.05.2020

Synchronisation of the power system of the Baltic States with the network of Central Europe enters second stage

On 27 April 2020, the energy regulators (the Competition Authority in Estonia) of the Baltic States and Poland signed an agreement which approves the second stage of the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ power systems with the network of Central Europe. The project is coordinated by the...
23.03.2020

Antitrust: Joint statement by the European competition authorities on the coronavirus crisis

Today, all competition authorities in the European Competition Network (the European Commission, the European Surveillance Authority, and the national competition authorities of the EU/EEA) are issuing a joint statement on how to apply the European competition rules during the crisis. Antitrust...
09.03.2020

A recharging network for electric vehicles cannot become a monopoly

The Estonian Competition Authority points out in its letter to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Justice, and Elektrilevi OÜ that in case of a recharging network for electric vehicles it is important to prevent creation of a monopoly. Directive (EU) 2019/944 of...
21.08.2019

The Competition Authority recommends opening notary fees to price competition

The Competition Authority recommends setting notary fees not as fixed rates but as an upper threshold (limit prices), notaries then being able to use price lists below that limit and if necessary then to agree more favourable prices with a client. With this the consumer gets the opportunity to...
19.08.2019

Estonian Competition Authority prohibited the acquisition by Estravel Holding OÜ of Public Limited Company Wris

On 15 August 2019, the Estonian Competition Authority prohibited the acquisition by Estravel Holding OÜ of Public Limited Company Wris as it would negatively affect competition in the travel agency market (retail of travel services). The parties to the concentration are close competitors of each...
11.07.2019

Competition must be trusted in granting 5G frequency licences

The Competition Authority formed an opinion about the competition of frequency licenses in the frequency band of 3,410-3,800 MHz, as a result of which, the undertakings acquiring the licenses will start building a so-called 5G network for communications services. The Competition Authority finds...
10.06.2019

The Competition Authority and ELA SA agreed on the terms of access to the EstWin base network

The Competition Authority and ELA SA reached a compromise in a court action about the precept issued by the Competition Authority on 19.10.2017. The Tallinn Administrative Court confirmed the compromise with its ruling on 10.05.2019. The Competition Authority issued an injunction to ELA SA...
20.05.2019

Competition Authority initiated proceedings in connection with a power failure in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe

On May 20, the Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings against Elering AS in connection with the power failure on May 18 in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe. The purpose of the proceedings is to identify the reasons for the power failure and whether there may be a violation of the...

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