PacifiCorp; The Energy Group PLC; Peabody Holding Company, Inc.; and Peabody Western Coal Company

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In the Matter of PacifiCorp; The Energy Group PLC; Peabody Holding Company, Inc.; and Peabody Western Coal Company
FTC Matter/File Number:

9710091

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission withdrew a proposed consent agreement that settled allegations that PacifiCorp's proposed acquisition of The Energy Group PLC would lead to increases in wholesale and retail electricity prices in the United States. During the comment period PacificCorp withdrew its bid after the Texas Utilities Company announced a competing tender offer for The Energy Group.