The president of the Energy Regulatory Commission expects an increase in electricity prices of 10 to 20% at the beginning of next year.
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In recent years, the stability of electricity prices has been put to the test, particularly due to external factors such as geopolitical tensions and issues linked to the energy transition. We will have to prepare for a further increase in regulated electricity sales prices (TRV), with implications for society as a whole.
Prices under pressure
According to Emmanuelle Wargon, president of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), the next calculation of TRVs will result in a theoretical increase of around 10% to 20% at the start of 2024. This announcement is not the first of its kind. Indeed, on August 1, the government had already increased prices by 10%, thus marking an additional step in the process of leaving the “tariff shield”. This system was established in order to buffer the impacts of energy fluctuations, in particular following the European crisis and tensions in Ukraine, without forgetting the challenges posed by the French nuclear fleet. Another increase took place in February 2023, the regulated electricity price increased by 15%. A sharp increase, which was actually higher than this figure.
Electric cars: should we really be worried?
While rising electricity costs may seem concerning at first glance, it is crucial to put them into perspective. Critics of electric cars risk using this increase to fuel their arguments. However, even with this increase, the cost of electricity remains modest, especially when compared to the prices of conventional fuels, which will be around 2 euros per liter in 2023.
The transition to electromobility is a necessity for the environment and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Although electricity costs are increasing, they remain significantly lower than fossil fuel costs in the long term.
For the moment, we do not know if this increase will be active. But it is very likely that the price of charging at home will rise sharply. Despite everything, the latest increases have had a moderate impact, as we explained in a detailed article.
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