MSE News: SSE faces Ofgem competition probe

"SSE is to be investigated by Ofgem over concerns it restricted competition in the electricity connections market ..."
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  • lstar337
    lstar337 Posts: 3,441 Forumite
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    I'm sure SSE customers can't wait for Ofgem's latest fine to be added to their bills.

    Seriously, why do they bother?
  • VT82
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    More importantly, how can I claim compensation???
  • molerat
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    Round here SSE seem to do all the connections as apparently no one else wants to due to the often remote and difficult locations.
  • Bark01
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    VT82 wrote: »
    More importantly, how can I claim compensation???
    Its not something you can really claim compensation on. Its the networks business not the supply business thats under investigation

    SSE have potentially boosted the costs they charge to suppliers (including themselves) to use their network by not allowing competition. Any extra cost would be passed on to consumers but as the issue is with the network and not the supply business, I guess your supplier would need to request compensation and then hand it over to their customers if they were impacted.

    Per customer the impacts will be tiny, probably a few £'s per year.
  • robin58
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    When ever Ofgem does a probe in the energy market, it costs me more money. :mad:
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