On 22 January 2012, the SCC imposed two fines of respectively €15 and €8 million on the electricity distribution company Endesa Distribución for abusing its dominant position.
The first abuse related to the power distribution market and consisted in restricting competition in a neighbouring market (the provision of electrical installation services). According to the SCC, Endesa Distribución took advantage of the information obtained in its dominant and regulated market (which consumers were obliged to provide to their distributor) to benefit its activities in neighbouring non-regulated markets.
The second abuse related to practices carried out by the electricity distribution company aimed at charging undue irregular fees to customers. In particular, Endesa charged customers for the service of linking and connecting electric installations to the network, when this service must be done by the distributor free of charge (as expressly specified by the law).