Everything you need to know about electricity tariffs in France.
Why choose a fixed-price, revisable downwards for electricity?
Choosing a ENGIE fixed-priced, revisable downwards benefits you in at least three ways:
1. Your kWh budget is immune from price increases! The price you pay is fixed and can decrease according to the regulated tariff (2). You switch away from the regulated tariff, but you can switch back at any time free of charge.
2. The Cap EcoConso service to analyze and adapt your personal energy consumption is included with all our fixed-priced, revisable downwards (1).
3. The ENGIE fixed-priced, revisable downwards (2) is simple: your old contract is canceled on the same date as the new one comes into effect.
What is the difference between the regulated tariff and the fixed-price, revisable downwards ?
The regulated tariffs for electricity are provided by France's historic electricity supplier: EDF. They are set and revised by the state. They can therefore vary.
In contrast, whatever happens to electricity prices, fixed-price, revisable downwards guarantee that the price you pay remains the same throughout the contract period, for the price per kWh, and can only decrease according to the regulated tariff (2). When you sign up for a market package, you leave the EDF regulated tariff for electricity, but you can switch back at any time free of charge. Switching to an ENGIE fixed-price, revisable downwards package benefits you in at least three ways:
1. Your kWh budget is immune from price increases! The price you pay is fixed and can decrease according to the regulated tariff (2). You switch away from the regulated tariff, but you can switch back at any time free of charge. 2. The Cap EcoConso service to analyze and adapt your personal energy consumption is included with all our fixed-priced, revisable downwards (1). 3. The ENGIE fixed-priced, revisable downwards (2) is simple: your old contract is canceled on the same date as the new one comes into effect.
For more information, take a look at Electricity contracts.
How is the amount of my ENGIE bill calculated?
The amount shown on your bill is made up of the standing charge and the cost of the electricity consumed in kWh.
The standing charge and price per kWh will depend mainly on:
- the amount of power you need for your home, which depends on the number and consumption characteristics of your appliances, the type of heating you use, the type of energy you use for water heating, etc.
- the type of metering: single or peak / off-peak hours.
The ENGIE electricity market package gives you a price per kWh that is guaranteed not to rise (2).
How does the price of electricity change?
The regulated tariff marketed by EDF changes every year by ministerial decree. But the cost of ENGIE fixed-price, revisable downwards (2) can only decrease according to the regulated tariff. At the end of the period, your contract is renewed for the same period as before. You are notified of the new price 1 month before the end of your contract.
Will my electrical system have to be modified if I change electricity supplier? Will there be a break in supply?
No. You will keep the same meter and the quality of your energy supply will remain unchanged. The quality of electricity supply and the public power grid are guaranteed by ENEDIS. ENEDIS has a public service mission for all customers, regardless of their energy supplier. To find out more about the public service mission of ENEDIS, please visit the ENEDIS website
How can I calculate the electricity consumption for my home?
ENGIE provides you with a simulator that allows you to calculate the electricity consumption of your home. You can then estimate your likely electricity consumption and choose the ENGIE package best suited to your needs and budget.
All you need to do is enter:
- the length of fixed-price electricity package you want
- the town/city and zip code for your home
- the floor area of your home
- the date your home was constructed
- the number of occupants
- the use you make of electricity in your home (heating, cooking, hot water, etc.)
- whether you use the peak / off-peak hours system
The simulator will use this data to estimate the price of your annual standing charge and the price per kWh for the alternative ENGIE fixed-price, revisable downwards electricity packages.
Simulate your electricity consumption
(1) You must activate this service yourself from Your Account.
(2) Market package. See details and conditions on the description sheet of Elec Ajust. By subscribing to a market package, you can switch back at the regulated tariff without charges if you consume less than 30 000kWh/year (if you consume more than 30 000 kWh/year, you can't switch back to the regulated tariff for naturel gas). The price excludes any changes made to duties, taxes or contributions of any type.
Revisable downwards : fixed price of kWh HTT, revisable downwards in case of regulated tariff descrease between two dates. This decrease takes effect, for the next year and until the last year of the contract, in the limit of a pourcentage of the price per kWh HTT to the subscription date. See the pourcentage on the description sheet.
Your subscription, excluding taxes, is indexed on the fixed part of the Electricity networks tariffs, which evoluate once per year, upwards or downwards.