CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - ELECTRICITY - DISTRIBUTION - EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS

Electricity: The French Supreme Administrative Court rejects the argument relating to the alleged incompatibility of the exclusive rights granted to the company managing the electricity distribution network and the incumbent operator on this market with European Union law (Mme A. / Métropole de Lyon)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. While the question of the compatibility with European Union law of the exclusive rights granted to Enedis on the continental metropolitan territory has given rise to numerous doctrinal debates and various disputes, the Conseil d'État has never before taken a position on this issue, which is essential for the company that succeeded the incumbent operator in the field of electricity distribution. This is now a done deal with the decision handed down on 10 July 2020 in a case opposing a city councillor of the City of Lyon, on the one hand, to the Metropolis of Lyon (coming under the rights of the City) and the companies Enedis and EDF, on the other hand. In

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Rémi Ducloyer, Electricity: The French Supreme Administrative Court rejects the argument relating to the alleged incompatibility of the exclusive rights granted to the company managing the electricity distribution network and the incumbent operator on this market with European Union law (Mme A. / Métropole de Lyon), 10 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97664, pp. 212-214

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