Caruna’s fee hikes could launch Finland’s first class action

The electricity network company Caruna has announced major hikes to electricity transfer fees and Finland’s consumer authorities are now seriously contemplating a class action against Caruna if they cannot agree on a solution in negotiations with the company. Both consumers and politicians have been annoyed by the hikes, which can be up to 50%, and they have contacted consumer authorities. Caruna justifies the move by investments in the electricity network, and because of the monopoly position, customers cannot change the service provider.

Media:  YLE Uutiset

Date: 8.2.2016

Journalist: Sanna Vilkman

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