Network Tariff

Within the context of opening markets to competition, electricity transmission and public connection to the distribution network are public service duties. The tariff paid by network users is therefore regulated by public authorities. The TURPE (Tarif d'Utilisation des Réseaux Publics d'Électricité) today ensures 90% of Enedis's revenue. It has recently been updated (TURPE 4), and allows Enedisto finance its business and to ensure that its network maintenance and modernisation duties are fulfilled.

What is the TURPE?

Electricity network managers such as Enedis spend large amounts of money to ensure they achieve their objectives. The TURPE has therefore been established to :

  • cover costs incurred by the network managers,
  • remunerate investments made by managers.

The TURPE was proposed by the Commission de Régulation de l’Énergie (CRE) and approved by ministerial decision.

The determination and application of the tariff depends on 4 basic principles.

  • Uniform Tariff on the national territory: the price is the same throughout the whole country, in accordance with the notion of territorial solidarity described in the law of February 10, 2000.
  • The "postage stamp" principle: the price does not take into account the distance covered by the energy between the production site and the consumer site (individual solidarity).
  • Tariff: function of capacity subscribed and energy withdrawn..
  • Seasonal metering: some versions of the tariff vary rates according to seasons, days of the week and/or hours of the day.