Starman to Plug Into Electricity Market ({{commentsTotal}})

Starman customers may soon be able to order electricity along with their cable TV and internet services.
Starman customers may soon be able to order electricity along with their cable TV and internet services. Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

A go-ahead from the Competition Authority means that telecoms firm Starman could soon be among the companies selling electricity on Estonia's newly deregulated market.

The company, best known as a cable TV and internet service provider, received its license to offer electricity packages on July 12, Eesti Päevaleht reported today.

Starman's sales manager, Toomas Tiivel, told the paper that work was currently under way within the company to develop systems for electricity retail and that it was still too early to name a start date for the activity.

Tiivel said that Starman had made the decision to throw its hat into the electricity retail ring because it already has a strong customer base and could allow households the convenience of ordering their telecom services and electricity from the same provider.