The French Renewable Energy Acceleration bill (loi relative à l’Accélération de la Production d’Energies Renouvelables - APER) was passed on 10 March 2023 and published in the Official Journal on 11 March 2023.
It contains many measures aimed at the development of renewable energies and imposes new obligations on companies.
Zoom into 2 articles of this bill that particularly impact customers.
What the bill states (Law No. 2023-175)
Article 4 of the bill provides for the implementation of a land development plan to generate renewable energy for companies with a workforce of over 250 people on 1 January 2023.
Each company has a period of 2 years from the date of enactment of the bill to meet this obligation.
Article 40 of the bill provides for the installation of shade structures incorporating a renewable energy generation process for outdoor parking lots with surface areas over 500 m2.
The implementation of this measure is scheduled for 1 July 2026.
The exemptions and penalties associated with this measure will be more broadly specified in an implementation decree at a later date.
What is the impact on the network?
The establishment of renewable energy generation facilities on sites connected to RTE has impacts on the reliability of the grid, on the quality of electricity and on the safety of people and property.
Each customer has an obligation to report any significant changes to their installation to RTE, in particular the addition of power generation facilities in excess of 0.8 kW.
RTE's commercial partners will provide guidance to its customers concerned by this type of project via the technical and contractual procedures established for this purpose and available here.
July 19, 2023