What are possible examples of market manipulation?
The Agency’s non-binding guidance provides examples of the various types of practices which could constitute market manipulation and which are inspired by European energy regulators’ own experiences and the experiences in financial markets. These can therefore be taken as indicating possible signals of market manipulation in wholesale energy markets according to REMIT. These considerations apply until more experience is gained about market manipulation in wholesale energy markets.
More generally, the Agency considers that market participants’ behaviour must be coherent with their technical and economic constraints in a way to comply with competition law, especially concerning market power exercise. The cooperation of the Agency and NRAs with the competition authorities, as foreseen by REMIT, must be understood in this respect. The Agency will review its Guidance on market manipulation and publish a revised Guidance if considered appropriate.
Last update: 20/12/2011
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