This increase will be applied on the 1st February 2020 on the regulated electricity sales tariffs (TRV), the government announced on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
And three. After that 5.9 % in June 2019 and 1.23% in August 2019, a further rise in regulated prices of electricity sales (TRV) will be applied to the 1st February 2020, the government said. This time, it will be around 2.4% inclusive of tax.
Le gouvernement a l’intention d’appliquer dès la semaine prochaine, au 1er février, la hausse de 2,4% des tarifs réglementés de l’électricité (tarifs bleus résidentiels et ceux applicables aux petits professionnels), a-t-on appris auprès du gouvernement #AFP pic.twitter.com/I3ZaBivV9L
— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) January 22, 2020
21 euros more on average
This increase was proposed a few days ago by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) “for blue residential tariffs ” as well as “for blue tariffs applicable to eligible professional consumers “, according to a draft decision sent for advice to the Higher Energy Council (CSE) and consulted by the AFP .
The government, which had three months to implement it, finally decided this Wednesday, January 22, 2020. “Taking into account the moderate evolution of the tariff, and in order to avoid generating further catch-ups, it is expected that the new tariff comes into force on 1 st February 2020, “said to AFP the ministry of ecology and solidarity Transition .
On the financial side, this will translate into an increase of “21 euros per year on average” on the bill “for a residential consumer,” said the text.
Catch up session “
Last year, in response to the “yellow vests” crisis, the government had frozen rates during the winter . The 5.9% increase proposed by the Energy Regulatory Commission in the month of February was therefore came into force only on 1 st June Two months later, a second increase, of 1.23%, was voted.
A “gap” which must now “be caught up to cover the costs of supply,” said the ministry. The 2.4% increase is therefore “made up of a 1.5% catch-up linked to the delay in the entry into force of the tariff in 2019”.
Indignation on Twitter
On Twitter, the announcement of this news was like a bomb. Several users have expressed their indignation:
L’un des arguments de la hausse de l’électricité est :
C’est pour financer la concurrence et permettre la baisse des tarifs.
Il n’y a qu’@EmmanuelMacron et son #gouvernement pour sortir de telles conneries et que ses moutons #EnMarche pour croire les propos du gourou.
— La Moule (@LaMoule7) January 22, 2020
3e Augmentation des tarifs de l’électricité : le Gouvernement disjoncte ?https://t.co/XZG2BXyfcv
— Stanislas – Rouen (@_stan76_) January 22, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣 Ils augmentent les tarifs de l’électricité afin de ne pas avoir à effectuer des rattrapages… je comprends mieux le policier qui frappait un manifestant à terre pour qu’il se laisse soigner ! Au moins, ce gouvernement nous aura fait rire. https://t.co/ktj8B4m1EK
— Alain Weber (@weberalain6) January 22, 2020
Others have drawn a parallel with the explosion in the price of fuel for electric cars :
La voiture électrique #il y aura pas fallu longtemps pour que le prix de la recharge électrique s’envole #les tarifs ionity explosent# bientôt les taxes sur l’électricité viendront compléter la donne# la voiture électrique à peine commercialisée va devenir un gouffre financier# .
— Jean mdn (@MdnJean) January 22, 2020
Our colleagues from 01Net explain:
“Take, for example, the case of a Renault Zoé, whose average consumption is precisely estimated at 20 kWh / 100 km. If Ionity’s new rates are applied, it will cost its owner 15.80 euros to travel 100 km. The same journey in an equivalent thermal vehicle, a Clio for example, costs less than 10 euros per 100 km if we take as a reference a fuel price of 1.50 euro / l and a theoretical consumption of 6.0L / 100 km.”
The full electricity highway so will cost more than a conventional car. A pill that should have trouble getting through to users…