CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – FRANCE - ENERGY – NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY – REGULATED ACCESS

Electricity: The French Constitutional Council confirms, subject to interpretation, the constitutionality of the reform of the regulated access to historic nuclear power (Law on energy and climate)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. At the end of 2018, the Commission de la régulation de l'énergie ("CRE") announced that the demand for regulated access to historical nuclear electricity ("ARENH") for the year 2019 exceeded the legal ceiling of 100 TWh/year, i.e. approximately 25% of French nuclear power generation. Access to the ARENH was therefore going to have to be rationed. The establishment of the ARENH by the law n° 2010-1488 of December 7, 2010 on the organisation of electricity markets was intended to correct a market failure linked to the preponderance of nuclear power generation in French electricity production until 2025. In accordance with Article L. 33681 of the

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  • White & Case (Paris)
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Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin, Electricity: The French Constitutional Council confirms, subject to interpretation, the constitutionality of the reform of the regulated access to historic nuclear power (Law on energy and climate), 7 November 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93393, pp. 161-163

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