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§ 7-514. Investigations of retail electricity supply and electricity supply service markets

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Electric Industry Restructuring (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Electric Industry Restructuring Enabled (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-514
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-514
§ 7-514. Investigations of retail electricity supply and electricity supply service markets
Investigations by Commission
(a)(1) On complaint or on its own motion, for good cause shown, the Commission may conduct an investigation of the retail electricity supply and electricity supply services markets and determine whether the function of one of these markets is being adversely affected by market power or any other anticompetitive conduct.
(2) The Commission shall monitor the retail electricity supply and electricity supply services markets to ensure that the markets are not being adversely affected by market power or any other anticompetitive conduct.
Need for remedial actions
(b) If, as a result of an investigation conducted under this section, the Commission determines that market power or any other anticompetitive conduct in the relevant market under the Commission's jurisdiction is preventing the electric customers in the State from obtaining the benefits of properly functioning retail electricity supply and electricity supply services markets, the Commission may take remedial actions within its authority to address the impact of the market power or any other anticompetitive conduct activities.
Inclusion of antitrust principles in analysis
(c) The Commission shall include antitrust principles in performing its analysis under this section.
Cooperation with Antitrust Division of Office of the Attorney General
(d) The Commission shall cooperate with and share information with the Antitrust Division of the Office of the Attorney General.
Rights and remedies
(e) The rights and remedies provided in this section supplement any other rights or remedies that may exist under State or federal law or common law.

Credits

Added by Acts 1999, c. 3, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 4, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-514, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-514
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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