Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.
Electricity purchases by intensive industrial users: The Conseil de la concurrence is not opposed to the principle of long-term contracts but considers that the selection of industrial users should be based on a competitive mechanism, rather than regulatory criteria.* The Conseil de la concurrence has just published an opinion requested by the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry on the planned system to enable industries which are intensive users of electricity to benefit from special electricity pricing conditions. Background: the deregulation of the electricity market and the situation regarding “electro-intensive users” The electricity industry was deregulated progressively from June 2000 onwards. At that time, many “electro-intensive”
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