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Hydraulic energy concessions: The law No. 2015-992 of 17 August 2015 on the energy transition and its implementing texts provide a framework concerning the competitive procedure for the award of hydraulic energy concessions

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Thus, the first calls for tenders planned for 2016 should be organised according to these new rules. Background reminder On the basis of the Law of 16 October 1919 on the use of hydropower, the State entrusted the operation of hydropower plants with a capacity of more than 4500 kW to electricity producers in the form of concession contracts, concluded without competition, for a period not exceeding 75 years. Today, the most important concessionaires are EDF, Engie and Hydro-Electrique du Midi. The above-mentioned law of 16 October 1919 instituted a preferential right in favour of the outgoing concessionaire in the event of renewal of the

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Mélodie Lenglart, Hydraulic energy concessions: The law No. 2015-992 of 17 August 2015 on the energy transition and its implementing texts provide a framework concerning the competitive procedure for the award of hydraulic energy concessions, 17 August 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79056, pp. 187-189

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