Antimonopoly Service takes interest in “TNS Energo Penza” activities against “Gorvodokanal”
Penza, 9 June 2016. PenzaNews. The Federal Antimonopoly Service initiated antimonopoly proceedings against “TNS Energo Penza” after it discovered evidence of illegal restriction of power supply to “Gorvodokanal” facilities by the company in question.
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According to information published on the Penza region FAS department website, the report about the company that serves as the guarantee power supplier in the region was submitted by the regional Department of Tariff Regulation and Energy Preservation.
“TNS Energo Penza” addressed a number of warnings to “Gorvodokanal” that the current debt owed to the former will result in power supply restrictions against the later in 2016 starting from April 12 (down to technical reserve level) and from April 18 (in full); from April 25 (down to technical reserve level) and from May 5 (in full); as well as from June 6 (down to technical reserve level) and from June 14 (in full); all until the debt is fully paid.
According to the FAS documents, “Gorvodokanal” is a guarantee cold water and water drain supplier in Penza city, which makes it a consumer that must not have its power supply restricted due to possible averse economic, environmental and social consequences, in accordance with the regional legislation.
“Gorvodokanal” operates its water supply and drain procedures on a non-stop basis, which makes it unacceptable to introduce full-scale power supply restrictions on its facilities.
If the “TNS Energo Penza” power supply restrictions against “Gorvodokanal” facilities take effect, it may result in suspension of water supply in Penza city, including to its fully paying clients, which goes against the principle that the business relations between the parties must not affect citizens’ rights and limit communal supply in necessary quality and volume.
The lawsuit against “TNS Energo Penza” under Part 1, Art. 10 of the Antimonopoly Law will be reviewed on June 21.