Allego to appeal the ruling of the court
On September 28th the court ruled in the lawsuit Nuon filed against Allego. Although Allego is content with the fact that the court is of the opinion that there is no, nor was there any violation of the Electricity Act, Allego strongly disagrees with the penalties imposed. According to the court, these penalties would apply in the case of any future violations and if Allego would, from the perspective of a third party, give the impression that it provides energy.
Allego finds that there is no basis for these penalties, which are also disproportionate and harmful to the continuity of the company. The main reasons for this are:
- With its way of working, Allego already complies with the Electricity Act. An additional threat of penalties is unnecessary and does not reflect that Allego is doing nothing wrong. Moreover, Allego continues to do everything in its power to be transparent in its way of working.
- `Giving the impression´ is not a wrongful act according to us. Allego is as transparent as it can be in its way of working, and it is clear that electricity is provided by energy supplier Vandebron. It is excessive and even arbitrary to impose a penalty on an indefinite, vague action which is not even unlawful.
Allego therefore believes that the court ruling of September 28th does not reflect the fact that Allego has not committed any offence and the fact that Allego has demonstrated and continues to demonstrate with its way of working that it does not want to commit any offence. The potential damage to Allego has convinced us that the decision of the court must be appealed. Allego is convinced its activities provide a large group of companies and municipalities with charging solutions which support the e-driver. Encouraged by the interest of all these parties and the belief that Allego has done nothing wrong, we look forward to the appeal.