A new market player on the French renewable energy sector: the aggregator

Contact: Sylvain Bergès

The end of the feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity requires producers of “green” electricity to sell their production on the market. To optimize sales and balancing costs, many use the services of an aggregator.

Under Law No. 2015-992 of 17 August 2015 on energy transition for green growth, feed-in tariffs have been phased out for installations of more than 500 kilowatts. Producers now sell their electricity on the market and receive from EDF a monthly premium, named the contract for difference (“CfD”). This premium compensates for the difference between the income from this sale and a reference remuneration level set by the public authorities by a tariff decree, depending on the type of power plant.

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