EDF commits to renegotiating contracts with certain companies over “unjustly high” electricity rates

EDF has been called upon by Energy Minister Bruno Le Maire to renegotiate contracts with small and medium-sized companies that were signed during the energy crisis. The group has committed to renegotiating contracts that were signed at the highest prices, which is crucial for the companies involved. This commitment was confirmed by Bruno Le Maire after participating in the EDF executive committee, marking the first time a minister has done so since the group was nationalized in June 2023.

The Confederation of French Traders (CDF) and professional organizations like the Group of Hotels and Restaurants of France (GHR) and Union of Hotel Trades and Industries (UMIH) have raised concerns about pricing conditions for companies locked into long-term electricity contracts signed at peak prices during the 2022 energy price surge. These contracts are now considered unfair due to the significant drop in energy prices since then. Many small businesses are paying extremely high electricity prices compared to current market rates, despite the cost of energy dropping significantly.

In response, Bruno Le Maire has called on EDF to mobilize resources to ensure a successful completion of their new nuclear reactor program, which involves constructing six new nuclear reactors and is considered one of Europe’s largest industrial projects. The priorities set for EDF include extending the lifespan of existing power plants, increasing electricity production, and implementing a nuclear recovery program with the construction of new EPR2 type reactors.

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