• Office of Fair Trading Market Study on Off-grid Energy Says Consumer Law Enforcement Rather Than Regulation is Needed
  • October 20, 2011 | Authors: Charles J. (Tim) Engel; Suzanne Rab; Jeffrey S. Spigel; Kevin R. Sullivan
  • Law Firms: King & Spalding LLP - Washington Office ; King & Spalding LLP - London Office ; King & Spalding LLP - Washington Office
  • On October 18, 2011, the United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published the findings of its market study on off-grid energy. It found that, in the vast majority of cases, competition works well and that the off-grid energy sector does not need price regulation. However, it raises concerns that some off-grid fuel suppliers may not be treating customers fairly and is examining their practices further.