The Competition Council has decided to open an investigation and see whether the Lithuanian government's decision to single out the Elektrėnai-based Lithuanian Power Plant as the primary supplier of reserve power capacity did not violate competition rules.
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Two other energy companies, UAB Kauno Termofikacinė Elektrinė (Kaunas Combined Heat and Power Plant) and AB Vilniaus Šilumos Tinklai (Vilnius Heating Grid), have turned to the competition watchdogs after the government entrusted the Elektrėnai plant, owned by AB Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba (Lithuanian Energy Production), to ensure the so-called tertiary electricity reserve for the country's grid without considering alternative bids.

The Competition Council will consider whether the decision has not breached the Law on Competition, vz.lt reports.

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