New round in the dispute over the legality of separate basic service tariffs. The NRW consumer advice center applied for an injunction against the basic suppliers Rheinenergie, Wuppertaler Stadtwerke and Stadtwerke Gütersloh.
The trio had previously rejected a warning from the consumer protection association. It is of the opinion that the introduction of separate basic service tariffs for new customers is legitimate in view of short-term increases in procurement costs. (The ZfK reported.)