Will the client must pay for the set up of his Linky meter? Antoine Autier, deputy head of the research division at UFC-Que Choisir, discusses intimately the rights of shoppers on the subject of these sensible meters.
For the client, what was the profit of deploying Linky meters?
This meter ought to make it doable to supply new companies and to decrease the electrical energy consumption payments of people. On this level, we're a bit of extra cautious, particularly on the subject of prices.
For what causes ?
It was clearly acknowledged that the client wouldn't pay the value of putting in the gadget. The Court of Auditors estimated this value at round 130 euros per meter.
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Enedis truly put its hand in its pocket initially to pay for the set up of these meters, however in the end, it's the shoppers who pay for the set up of the Linky meter. This will have an effect on their payments from subsequent yr.
How is the value of this set up talked about on the invoices?
This value of putting in the meter is step by step handed on to shoppers' payments. Obviously the invoices don't point out something relating to the set up prices of the Linky meters. These are bills which are included in the value of utilizing the electrical energy community. In brief, shoppers have no idea what they're paying for “electricity transmission” on their payments, though this represents a 3rd of the electrical energy invoice.
What does Enedis acquire on this scenario?
We are instructed that putting in electrical energy meters prices Enedis some 5.7 billion euros. The construction intends to attain in parallel 5.7 billion euros in financial savings by stopping sending its brokers to learn meters on a daily foundation in the area.
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In addition to this, to finance these services, Enedis has made loans, based mostly on very favorable rates of interest. This allowed him to launch 500 million euros of margin, all at the expense of the taxpayer.
What has been defined to shoppers at this stage?
The concern is that the firm tells shoppers that what they pay for the set up of the meter, they may recuperate it on the decrease prices related to the administration of the networks. On paper, that will work, however it's troublesome to confirm, particularly as the “transport” part of electrical energy is rising yr by yr.
What is UFC-Que Choisir asking for?
We need transparency from Enedis in order that the set up of these meters is certainly reimbursed to shoppers.