In the wake of the rise in market prices and the announcement on Monday of an average 12.6% increase in regulated gas prices applied by Engie on 1er October, regulated electricity tariffs are expected to follow and see a further increase as well.
This was announced by the Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, on Thursday, September 30. For electricity, “We expect an increase of around 12%. But in the same way [que pour la hausse des prix du gaz], we are working to ensure that our fellow citizens are not too impacted ”, she said on CNews, while the Prime Minister must unveil in the evening consumer aid measures to cope with the increase in energy prices. The minister has not lifted the veil on their content.
“Room for maneuver”
“There is room for maneuver because we have additional income with this increase in gas prices”, which means additional tax revenue for the state, she said. “We watched until very recently to find the best way to help reach as many people as possible. I am not going to make you the announcements of the Prime Minister in his place, but we have thought well that the aid concerns the most people ”added Mme Pompili.
Corn “We cannot think about energy without thinking about fundamental measures. We protect [les Français] emergency, and also in the long term by helping them to lower their energy bills, for example by renovating housing, and helping businesses to decarbonise ”.