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Illegal aid: The French Supreme Court, pointing out that the mechanism obliging the dominant electricity producer to buy back electricity of photovoltaic origin at a price higher than the market price constitutes illegal State aid, confirms that the photovoltaic electricity producers who were unable to benefit from the said tariff were not entitled to claim damages (EDF)

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*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In three rulings handed down on 16 September 2020, following six rulings to the same effect already adopted 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 above the market price, implemented by the decree of 12 January 2010, constituted illegal state aid in so far as it had not been

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: The French Supreme Court, pointing out that the mechanism obliging the dominant electricity producer to buy back electricity of photovoltaic origin at a price higher than the market price constitutes illegal State aid, confirms that the photovoltaic electricity producers who were unable to benefit from the said tariff were not entitled to claim damages (EDF), 16 September 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96969, www.concurrences.com

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