Bad surprise, for a few days, EDF has been sending regularization letters to its subscribers for the 2014-2015 period. Are you affected by this price catch-up? Explanations.

25 million EDF subscribers will have to pay a catch-up bill, are you one of them? For the past few weeks, the energy supplier has been sending a letter to the beneficiaries of the Tarif Bleu electricity contract, announcing a regulation for the period from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015. Why is this measure happening now? In its letter, EDF indicates that “On June 15, 2016, the Council of State considered insufficient the level of the evolution of the regulated sales tariffs and canceled two decrees which fixed their scales for the following periods from August 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 and from November 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.” Consequently, thanks to two new decrees published in the Official Journal on October 2, 2016, EDF is entitled to charge you a surplus on the subscription and consumption over this period.

Even if you have since changed your energy supplier, you are affected by this regularization if you were still an EDF customer between August 2014 and July 2015. But how much more will you pay? The leading electricity producer and supplier in France estimates the increase at around 30 euros per household and will spread it according to your billing schedule (monthly, bi-monthly, annual, etc.). For his part, he should recover 0.9 billion euros. Some have already paid the bill, the majority of consumers will be charged in the coming weeks. Subscribers of other suppliers like Direct Energie who benefited from a regulated tariff will be eaten with the same sauce and will soon receive a letter. The bad news comes after a particularly harsh winter that pushed households to over-consume. In addition, the Energy Regulation Commission (CRE) has already informed that this tariff catch-up would probably not be the last.

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