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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 21st Jan 15, 8:57 AM
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    MSE News: SSE faces Ofgem competition probe
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    • 21st Jan 15, 8:57 AM
    MSE News: SSE faces Ofgem competition probe 21st Jan 15 at 8:57 AM
    "SSE is to be investigated by Ofgem over concerns it restricted competition in the electricity connections market ..."

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    • lstar337
    • By lstar337 21st Jan 15, 9:12 AM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 9:12 AM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 9:12 AM
    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
    • By VT82 21st Jan 15, 11:18 AM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 11:18 AM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 11:18 AM
    More importantly, how can I claim compensation???
    • molerat
    • By molerat 21st Jan 15, 1:09 PM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 1:09 PM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 1:09 PM
    Round here SSE seem to do all the connections as apparently no one else wants to due to the often remote and difficult locations.
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    • Bark01
    • By Bark01 21st Jan 15, 1:22 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st Jan 15, 1:22 PM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 1:22 PM
    More importantly, how can I claim compensation???
    Originally posted by VT82
    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
    • By robin58 21st Jan 15, 11:44 PM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 11:44 PM
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    • 21st Jan 15, 11:44 PM
    When ever Ofgem does a probe in the energy market, it costs me more money.
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