by Graham Huband February 27 2018, 8.37am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week A bid by SSE and EDF to change energy industry rules and force a £120 million payout to power generating companies has been dismissed by the UK’s competition watchdog. The Perth-based utility and its French-headquartered counterpart originally lodged a claim with energy market regulator Ofgem two years ago that stated their network charges in 2015/16 had exceeded the €2.50 per MW/h cap on transmission charges paid by generators under EU regulations. The pair argued for a modification to the rules to address the situation. If allowed, SSE and EDF’s claim would have led to an estimated £120m payout from National Grid to power generating companies that had fallen foul of the breach. However, Ofgem dismissed the claim in a decision made late last year. The pair immediately appealed the case to the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), but that has now also gone against them. “The main point of dispute was whether there was an exclusion from the EU cap on transmission charges for the cost of connections between offshore windfarms and the onshore grid,” the CMA… Read full this story
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