ALERTS: STATE AID - FRANCE - ILLEGAL STATE AID - ELECTRICITY - HIGH PRICE - DAMAGE

Illegal aid: The Commercial Chamber of the French Civil Supreme Court classifies as illegal State aid the mechanism obliging the dominant French electricity producer to buy back electricity of photovoltaic origin at a price higher than the market price (EDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In six rulings handed down on 18 September 2019, the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation confirmed that the scheme obliging EDF to buy back photovoltaic electricity at a price higher than the market price, implemented by the decree of 12 January 2010, constitutes illegal state aid as it has not been notified to the Commission and as such is illegal, the companies operating a power plant of photovoltaic origin with a view to its sale to EDF

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: The Commercial Chamber of the French Civil Supreme Court classifies as illegal State aid the mechanism obliging the dominant French electricity producer to buy back electricity of photovoltaic origin at a price higher than the market price (EDF), 18 September 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 91892, www.concurrences.com

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