CASE COMMENTS: ENERGY – ELECTRICITY – OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE – CONFIRMATION OF THE SUSPENSION

Energy – Electricity: The Council of State confirms the validity of a decree suspending the obligation to purchase the electricity generated by some photovoltaic installations (Ciel et Terre)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EC, 16 November 2011, Ciel et Terre e.a., No. 344972 The law of 10 February 2000 on the modernisation and development of the public electricity service introduced an obligation to purchase electricity from photovoltaic installations, while leaving the setting of feed-in tariffs to the regulatory authority. Advantageous tariffs were thus introduced to support and accelerate the development of this sector. In recent years, however, there has been a succession of changes in the conditions for purchasing photovoltaic electricity to take account of a very significant fall in the price of solar panels. In particular, a very large number of applications were

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Simon Daboussy, Energy – Electricity: The Council of State confirms the validity of a decree suspending the obligation to purchase the electricity generated by some photovoltaic installations (Ciel et Terre), 16 February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 42344, pp. 212-214

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