Energia parent takes case over power levy

Viridian, which owns Energia, lodged High Court proceedings on Tuesday

26th March, 2017
Ian Thom, Group Chief Executive Viridian with Gary Ryan, Retail Director Energia at the launch of Energia in 2014

The parent company of electricity supplier Energia is taking its fight to the courts over what it sees as a serious anti-competitive state levy, which it says impacts on its business and leads to a rise in bills for customers.

Viridian, which owns Energia, lodged High Court proceedings on Tuesday against Ireland, the Attorney General and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten.

The previous day, the court granted Viridian the right...

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