Report on the French Power System

Overview of the structure, key elements and future challenges for the French power system

  • Project Duration: 02/2014 - 02/2015

Cross-border cooperation in the power sector begins with mutual understanding. To better understand the French power system, this profile provides background on its key elements, including regulation and important political developments.

France is currently reshaping its energy and climate policy, with a commitment to reducing the share of nuclear energy in the power mix, together with ambitious goals for the development of renewables and energy efficiency. This French energy transition paradigm (transition énergétique) serves as a common ground for stronger energy cooperation with Germany.

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