(AOF) – Such is taken who thought to take. Some personal suppliers who purchased electrical energy from EDF (the one producer in France) will now should look elsewhere. The general public electrician has simply terminated the contracts concluded inside the framework of regulated entry to historic nuclear electrical energy (Arenh) with Whole Direct Energie, Alpiq and Gazel. It’s a response after an unfavorable court docket resolution.
Towards the opinion of the Vitality Regulatory Fee, the Paris Business Courtroom thought of that the autumn in costs linked to the autumn in consumption, itself linked to Covid-19, represented a “pressure majeure” “.
The stakes are excessive for every of the gamers. Because of liberal Brussels dogmas, suppliers aside from EDF should buy nuclear electrical energy produced from EDF at a value of 42 euros per MWh. That is after all a boon for these personal firms, … besides when the market value of electrical energy drops on account of an exogenous shock, such because the coronavirus.
Whole Direct Energie, Alpiq and Gazel (former subsidiary of the German Uniper now owned by the EPH holding firm, owned by the Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky) had specifically dedicated, in November 2019, to purchase a sure quantity from the electrician. this value.
Struck by the drop in demand linked to the pandemic, the value per MWh dropped to 21 euros. Consequently, the three firms now not needed to pay greater than the market value, citing a case of “pressure majeure”.
The target was to cut back the volumes they’d purchased from EDF final November as a part of the Arenh system.
In any occasion, EDF firmly disputes the existence of a case of pressure majeure inside the framework of the Arenh contracts and has appealed these orders to the Paris Courtroom of Attraction.
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