Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Antimonopoly Committee.
According to the agency, the temporary administrative board considered the case and found that the Kyivenerho JSC was obstructing access to the energy market for companies supplying electricity under unregulated rate, namely EK ENOLL Ltd. and Karbon CJSC.
Kyivenerho PJSC reportedly limited the companies' choice of potential customers and deprived them of the possibility to operate business in Kyiv, in particular, by putting forward unreasonable demands to the draft agreement on power distribution.
"Such actions of Kyivenerho PJSC have been recognized as a violation of the Law on protection of economic competition by abusing dominant position in the energy distribution market using own local power grid in Kyiv.
"Kyivenerho PJSC was fined 17,958,891hryvnia (about $655,440)," the statement reads.
As reported, Kyivenerho operates almost all energy facilities located in Ukraine's capital except for the Darnytsia central heating and power plant.