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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 Electricity Market Act.
"Since it was a serious power outage, the task of the Authority is to draw conclusions from the incident and make recommendations to prevent similar cases in the future," said Director General Märt Ots.

The Competition Authority supervises compliance with the quality requirements for network connections in accordance with the Electricity Market Act and Regulation No. 42 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of 6 April 2005 “Quality Requirements for Network Services and Conditions for Reducing Network Charges in the event of Violation of Quality Requirements.”

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