Will France spend the winter warm? For several months, the country’s electricity and gas supply has suffered from the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The situation seems all the more critical as winter approaches, when household consumption is likely to increase. Will we have to get used to a summary heating? Frequent power outages? Has fabulous bills?
It is to answer these questions that Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne is holding a press conference on Wednesday September 14 at 3:30 p.m., alongside the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, and the Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher.
Preferred scenarios, measures adopted and new gas and electricity prices… In our slideshow, discover everything that the government could announce on occasion, and how these changes are likely to impact you.
On Friday September 9, European energy ministers had already met in Brussels to discuss the situation, judging that emergency measures should be taken without delay in the Member States.
The European Commission had therefore submitted several ways to avoid soaring prices and energy shortages this winter. Among them, the cap on the income of nuclear and renewable energy producers who earn a margin on the sale of their electricity. Additional revenue that the European institution has also proposed to redistribute to households and businesses most vulnerable to the crisis.
Also, for the European Commission, the capping of gas prices is imperative: the members of the EU must agree on a common price, not to be exceeded. A measure that is not unanimous: some countries believe that Russia could, in the event of a price cap, close its taps…
The electricity price cap has been implemented: an agreement with Acer, the European electricity market regulator, provides that prices do not exceed 4,000 euros per megawatt hour.
The 27 ministers of the European Union are due to meet again in Brussels on September 30 to take stock.