An electric pylon (illustration) - Charly Triballeau AFP

Regulated electricity sales tariffs are expected to increase 1.55% in France on August 1, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) proposed to the government on Friday. "The CRE proposes to the ministers responsible for energy and the economy an increase in the regulated tariffs for the sale of electricity by 1.55% including tax on August 1, 2020 which takes into account the annual evolution of the tariffs for the public networks of transport and distribution of electricity ”, indicates the regulator.

The trend in mainland France is 1.54% for residential “blue” tariffs and 1.58% for professionals, details CRE in a deliberation. It is therefore now up to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Barbara Pompili and the Minister for the Economy Bruno Le Maire to ratify this proposal within three months.

A historic increase last year

Last year, electricity prices experienced a historic increase of 5.9% on June 1 and then 1.23% in August. This year, they increased 2.4% in February. These regulated sales prices (TRV) set by the State are marketed only by the incumbent operator EDF as well as by local distribution companies in certain cities.

At the end of 2019, France had 23.9 million residential sites at regulated prices, a large majority. Slightly more than 9 million subscribed to market offers, the prices of which are set freely by suppliers.


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