Antitrust Inspections in The Energy Exchange Market

By on February 14, 2012

by David Henry and Philipp Werner

On February 7, the European Commission (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority conducted unannounced inspections in the energy exchange market.  Representatives of Nord Pool Spot (Lysaker, Norway) and EPEX Spot (Paris, France and Leipzig, Germany) announced that the companies were subject to inspections.  It is not known whether other companies were also raided.  The inspections show that the EC’s enforcement policy extends beyond the retail level of the energy sector.

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