The amount of supply and current collective agreements are indicated on the electricity bill that the current owner should be able to provide you. It should also be on the measuring device. You must sign a delivery contract with EDF which should perform a meter reading within 48 hours after which you can get a delivery. PARIS (Reuters) – The Paris Commercial Court on Wednesday ordered state-controlled French energy company EDF to agree to the suspension of supply contracts with energy group Total. One of the peculiarities of the French power supply is that you can choose the amount of electricity you want to bring into the property, from 3KVA to 36KVA, although it depends on the type of tariff you have chosen. The voltage supply level in France is 230V, although you are not surprised, especially in rural areas, when there are voltage variations during the day! Alternatively, you can start with the lowest power supply, and if the power supply stretches, if you use different electrical appliances in the house, you can prepare for a higher supply. If you have a small property with few electrical items, you could probably be dealing with 3KVA, but a safe bet for a modern family household would be 6KVA. You`d probably need more if you have all-electric central heating. A heated pool with a heat pump would also require a higher rating and perhaps a three-step supply. The force majeure clause makes it possible to ignore certain conditions of an otherwise legally binding agreement due to unavoidable circumstances. It is quite possible that the previous owner`s level of kilowatt supply is higher or lower than his own needs.
You must define with the owner and/or EDF the amount of the offer and decide if it complies with your requirements. The “eviction guarantee” (i.e. the guarantee of legitimate ownership) obliges the seller to guarantee the buyer, even in the absence of a guarantee provided for in the contract, against the partial or total revocation of the right to use the goods sold or against the alleged charges of the goods that have not been declared at the time of sale (Article 1626 of the French Civil Code). To do this online, you must register with EDF at Espace Client. You can then make a delivery request online. Total had tried, with other electricity suppliers, to invoke the force majeure clause in the contracts due to the coronavirus epidemic, which had lowered prices on the French electricity market well below the prices set by the companies` existing agreements. But the appearance of the coronavirus and a general lockdown imposed by the government have led to a drop in electricity demand of 15% to 20%, according to rte, the French electricity grid operator, and wholesale prices are far from the 42 euros/MWh paid by suppliers for the ARENH contract. The standard documents of contracts and agreements prepared by the procurement division are available below for information. You can also prepare, with the former owner, a joint signature letter indicating the electricity meter and send it to EDF.. . . .