The French Competition Authority clears, subject to conditions, a merger in the electricity and gas supply markets (Electricité de Strasbourg / Enerest)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Autorité de la concurrence clears – subject to conditions – the acquisition of Enerest by Electricité de Strasbourg (EDF Group)*. Electricité de Strasbourg, a company owned 88.82% by EDF, is a local distribution company that supplies electricity under regulated tariffs to a major part of the département of Bas-Rhin. Enerest is also a local distribution company which supplies natural gas under regulated tariffs in the Greater Strasbourg area. Both companies also supply gas and electricity on the open market. Before ruling on the acquisition of Enerest by Electricité de Strasbourg, the Autorité referred to a market test performed with the main players in the sector, in particular alternative electricity and gas

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears, subject to conditions, a merger in the electricity and gas supply markets (Electricité de Strasbourg / Enerest), 7 February 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 58708

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