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By Elsa Bembaron

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From left to right: Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate for Industry, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, Luc Rémont, CEO of EDF, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Energy Transition, during the presentation, Tuesday in Bercy, of the agreement on electricity prices. Eric TSCHAEN/REA

DECRYPTION – An agreement between the State and EDF has been reached, setting the rules which will apply from 2026.

After months of sometimes heated negotiations, an agreement has finally been reached between the State and EDF. It aims “an average equilibrium price» at 70 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), from 2026. This price will apply to all electricity produced by EDF’s historic nuclear fleet. It will succeed Arenh (Regulated access to historic nuclear electricity), established in 2010 and ending on December 31, 2025.

To achieve this average price over fifteen years, a somewhat complex mechanism was imagined, presented this Tuesday by three ministers, Bruno Le Maire for Economy, Agnès Pannier-Rucher, for Energy Transition and Roland Lescure for Industry , as well as by Luc Rémont, the CEO of EDF. Mobilization on the scale of the issues. An agreement had to be found which would simultaneously preserve EDF’s profitability, its ability to invest and access to competitive, low-carbon electricity for industrialists and individuals.

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