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France faces tough Arenh reform talks with EC – minister

Talks with the European Commission over plans to reform sales of French nuclear output to rivals will be no “walk in the park” as Brussels has “state aid and competition distortion” concerns, said France’s energy minister. “You can imagine that when we propose a regulatory mechanism for prices at a European level, there are indeed fears of state aid, fears of distortion of competition, but that is what we must respond to,” Elisabeth Borne told Montel on the sidelines of an energy conference in Paris.

read more... 07/02/2020


French regulator aims electricity price speculation with recent ARENH rules

French energy markets regulator CRE suggested on Tuesday stricter rules under which alternative energy providers purchase electricity from nuclear power station run by state-controlled utility EDF.

read more... 08/11/2016


EDF: French government says no to suspending ARENH mechanism

Bad news for EDF. The government will not allow utility EDF to suspend the ARENH mechanism under which it is required to sell part of the nuclear power it produces to its competitors.

read more... 26/10/2016