CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC SECTOR - FRANCE - SIEG - EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS - ELECTRICITY

SGEI: The French Supreme Administrative Court considers that the exclusive rights granted to two electricity distributors are compatible with European Union law (Enedis and EDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment dated 10 July 2020, the Council of State ruled that exclusive rights to distribute electricity and supply at regulated sales tariffs are compatible with European Union law. It therefore accepted the absence of competitive tendering for distribution concession contracts and their renewal. The Context In the present case, on 18 February 1993 the City of Lyon and EDF entered into a concession agreement for the public service of electricity distribution for a period of 20 years, which was extended for a further five years by an amendment to the contract signed on 26 November 2012. In the meantime and since the entry into force of the law of

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Aurore Laget-Annamayer, SGEI: The French Supreme Administrative Court considers that the exclusive rights granted to two electricity distributors are compatible with European Union law (Enedis and EDF), 10 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97676, pp. 233-235

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