Preparing for my connection
You would like to connect your house to the electricity grid? Contact persons, costs, time, responsibilities, processes, etc.? Enedis is at your disposal to answer all your questions.
Who should I contact?
You have 2 options:
You would like to manage all the steps yourself related to your connection: send a file directly to Enedis.
You prefer not to handle these steps yourself, you can be assisted by a professional or even authorise him to act on your behalf (Authorisations and mandates in connection related matters handled by Enedis). In order to do this, you can talk to any of the following:
your electricity supplier,
the contractor or builder of your house,
your electrical contractor,
your architect or your project manager,
any other third-party.
If your house is located in an area that is not served by Enedis but by a local distribution company, then this company will be responsible for your connection. In order to check the option applicable to you, use the search module given on the site www.energie-info.fr
Who does what?
Enedis is in charge of everything related to the grid (connection and any extension of the public distribution grid). Works on your internal electrical installation and works to be done on your property, such as laying a sleeve in a trench to pass the electrical connecting cable, are your responsibility and will be carried out at your expense. You must get the electrical works carried out by an electrical contractor, in accordance with NF C15-100 standards.
What will I pay?
On receiving a connection request, Enedis usually prepares 2 connection offers.
One of them is sent to you. It indicates the amount that you will be required to contribute for getting the connection works executed. These works will help in connecting your electrical installation to the public grid, either existing or to be created.
The other is sent to the municipality that has to issue the town planning permit for your project. It specifies the contribution amount that must be paid by the municipality for executing the grid extension or upgrade works that may be required for your connection. According to its town planning policy, your municipality can ask you to pay all or part of its share. This amount is billed back to you at the time of issuing the town planning permit for your project.
Under all circumstances, the works to be done on your plot of land, such as laying a sleeve in a trench to pass the electrical connecting cable, are your responsibility and will be carried out at your expense.
Prices indicated on the Enedis estimates amount to 60% of the actual cost of connection because 40% of this cost is covered by TURPE (Rate for Using the Public Electricity Grids) paid by all users of the grid.
How much time would it take?
If it is a simple connection, i.e. a connection between the internal wiring of a building and the public electricity distribution grid, it takes about 2 months. This period comes into effect on the acceptance date of the connection proposal and payment of the advance.
If your house connection requires extension works of the public distribution grid (elongation or upgrade), this period may extend to 6 months.