Linky: Enedis finally confirms that connected counter is not mandatory

A year has passed since the Energy Regulatory Commission and Enedis announced: from 2023, the French still refuse to use the Linky connected meter, “just add to the total costs incurred by reading the last old generation meters to customers who generate these costs”.

While the mentioned amount was EUR 8.30 bimonthly (ie EUR 49.80 per year), the CRE has revised downwards. Those resisting Linky will have to pay Enedis a total of €61 per year, or approximately, as announced in a post published by AFR on December 15, 2022. 5 € per month.

However, there is an important nuance in this information. As a matter of fact, it will be possible not to go to the cash register until at least 2025 by performing the reading of your electricity consumption directly from the Enedis website or by phone. In this way, there is no need for a technician to come to measure and you do not participate in the additional costs mentioned above by Enedis.

Enedis confirms Linky is not mandatory

And from 2025? Contrary to what Enedis suggests, nothing forces you to switch to Linky. Indeed, and as noted by our colleagues on the site Politicsin this statement, Therefore, Enedis agrees that you can legally keep your old meter.provided you are self-sufficient and pay a modest bill of 5 euros per month from 2025. Therefore, Enedis finally confirmed that Linky is not mandatory, a position that has been defended for years by many associations and media.

As a reminder, and since 2022, households that already have a Linky meter are required to pay an additional 130 euros (average + 10 euros per year), which is progressively distributed to their annual bill. This actually corresponds to the box price per unit including fabrication and assembly. According to the Court of Accounts, Enedis invested 5.7 billion euros to equip 90% of French homes.

For this, a loan was taken from the European Investment Bank by the energy supplier. Through a deferred tariff mechanism, Enedis was able to delay the repayment of this amount. However, 2 billion euros will have to be repaid by 2030, hence the application of these ancillary costs to consumers.

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