France: Summary

Updated: 24.11.2017

Author: Céline Najdawi

Support schemes

In France, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a feed-in tariff, a premium tariff as well as through tenders for the definition of the premium tariff level. Additionally, tax benefits are also available. 

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Grid issues

In France, the use of the grid for the transmission of electricity from renewable sources is subject to the general legislation on energy. There are no special provisions for electricity from renewable sources. 

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations: There are 2 training programmes for RES-installers; 3 certification schemes for PV installations, solar thermal plants, wood-heating systems and heat pumps; one research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme; a building obligation for the use of renewable heating and two support schemes for RES-H infrastructures. 

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Further information

  • Portail de l’Economie et des Finances - Economy and Finance Portal
  • +33 140 04 04 04
  • Portal website
  • Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Énergie et de la Mer – Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Maritime Affairs
  • +33 14 081 212 2
  • website
  • Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l‘Energie (ADEME) – Energy Agency
  • +33 241 204 120
  • ADEME website
  • Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER) – Association for Renewable Energy
  • +33 148 780 560
  • SER website
  • Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE) – Energy regulatory authority
  • +33 144 504 100
  • CRE website
  • Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) – transmission grid operator
  • +33 141 02 10 00
  • RTE website
  • Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) – distribution grid operator
  • +33 247 802 572
  • ERDF website