3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START:
- Switching is free. It’s illegal in France for energy suppliers to charge you a fee for changing suppliers.
- There won’t be a power cut when you make the switch. Your new supplier takes your information and deals with your former supplier for you so your experience is seamless.
- You’re free to switch whenever you want. Including back to your old supplier if you like. By signing up to a provider, you don’t incur any obligations.
SWITCHING ENERGY SUPPLIERS IS EASY! YOU’LL NEED TO DO A COUPLE OF THINGS BEFORE YOU START:
- Figure out your Point de Livraison (point of delivery) or PDL number. This is a 14-digit number that you can find on the front of your electric meter.
- Grab an old electric bill. The new provider will need an idea of how much electricity you consume per year and you can usually find that on an electric bill. The provider will help you navigate the bill, don’t worry.
- If you’ll be paying your electric bills with an automatic transfer, get a Relevé d’Identité Bancaire (proof of bank identity) or RIB. If not, no need. You can get one by calling your bank and asking. Super easy.
When you have these, all you have to do is call your new provider and follow their instructions! The process of switching takes about 5 minutes.
For more information about renewable energy providers in France, check out our Green Page on Energy.