“UNIPRO” PJSC AND THE SYSTEM OPERATOR OF THE UNIFIED POWER SYSTEM VIOLATED THE FEDERAL LAW “ON PROTECTION OF COMPETITION”

29-01-2018 | 08:48

FAS established that actions of the above economic entities infringed the interests of market participants

 

In June 2017 the antimonopoly body opened a case against “Unipro” PJSC and the System operator of the Unified power system (“SO UPS” JSC) upon signs of violating the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” (Part 1 Article 10, Part 4 Article 11).

 

The case investigation showed that in October 2015 “Unipro” PJSC commissioned a power generation unit at Berezovsky State District Power Plant. Capacity supply contracts (CSC) were concluded with electric power consumers.

 

In February 2016 there was an accident in the boiler section of the power generation unit at Berezovsky State District Power Plant, following which its operation was terminated.

 

According to Dmitry Vasiliev, Head of FAS Department for Regulation of the Electric Power Industry, there have been no capacity supply since the accident; however, “Unipro” PJSC continued receiving payments from consumers under the earlier concluded contracts. As a result, the effect for consumers has reached around 1 billion RUB.

 

Deputy Head of FAS Vitaly Korolyov said: “Thus, consumers paid for capacity that was not supplied and could not have been supplied due to loss of equipment function after the accident, which infringed their interests”.

 

On 26 January 2018 FAS found that “Unipro” PJSC and the System operator of the Unified power system violated Part 1 Article10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”. For committing the violation, the economic entities can be fined under Article 14.31 of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Violations.

 

The FAS Commission has not found violations of Part 4 Article 11 of the Law.

 

FAS established that actions of the above economic entities infringed the interests of market participants

 

In June 2017 the antimonopoly body opened a case against “Unipro” PJSC and the System operator of the Unified power system (“SO UPS” JSC) upon signs of violating the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” (Part 1 Article 10, Part 4 Article 11).

 

The case investigation showed that in October 2015 “Unipro” PJSC commissioned a power generation unit at Berezovsky State District Power Plant. Capacity supply contracts (CSC) were concluded with electric power consumers.

 

In February 2016 there was an accident in the boiler section of the power generation unit at Berezovsky State District Power Plant, following which its operation was terminated.

 

According to Dmitry Vasiliev, Head of FAS Department for Regulation of the Electric Power Industry, there have been no capacity supply since the accident; however, “Unipro” PJSC continued receiving payments from consumers under the earlier concluded contracts. As a result, the effect for consumers has reached around 1 billion RUB.

 

Deputy Head of FAS Vitaly Korolyov said: “Thus, consumers paid for capacity that was not supplied and could not have been supplied due to loss of equipment function after the accident, which infringed their interests”.

 

On 26 January 2018 FAS found that “Unipro” PJSC and the System operator of the Unified power system violated Part 1 Article10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”. For committing the violation, the economic entities can be fined under Article 14.31 of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Violations.

 

The FAS Commission has not found violations of Part 4 Article 11 of the Law.

 



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