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Increase in regulated electricity tariffs capped at 4% on 1 February

Publié le 02 février 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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Regulated electricity rates increase by 4% at 1to February 2022, this increase is capped under the « tariff shield » set up by the government to limit the increase in company and household bills in the face of soaring electricity prices in Europe. Announced in September 2021, this limit to 4% of the increase in regulated electricity tariffs is set out in several orders issued in the Official Journal of 30 January 2022. This measure prevents individuals from suffering an increase of 35.4% VAT to 1to  February 2022.

The energy tariff shield voted in the Finance Act for 2022 capped at 4% including the increase in regulated electricity tariffs on 1to February 2022.

The tariff shield is based on two actions:

  • significant reduction in the tax on electricity, reduced to €1/MWh for households, €0.5for companies, against €25.83 before.
  • increase in the volume of nuclear power sold at low cost by EDF to its competitors. Alternative suppliers will be required to pass this benefit on in full to their customers who have a fixed-price contract or are indexed to regulated tariffs.

  FYI : Up to 1to In June 2022, regulated natural gas tariffs are frozen at the October 2021 rates. Without this decision, they would have increased by 38% TTC to 1to January 2022.

An exceptional energy check from €100 shall also be paid to modest households, in addition to €48 to €227 already assigned.

  Please note : Proposed by EDF and the local distribution companies, these regulated tariffs are set by the public authorities, following a proposal by the Commission for the Regulation of Energy (CRE), whose assessment is based on market prices.

Based on these prices, the CRE proposed an increase of 44,5% excluding taxes, or + €57.22/MWh HT, for residential consumers (blue rates: base option, or full hours/off hours), and 44.7% duty-free for eligible professionals (+€59.22/MWh (HT).


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