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⚑️ The Best Electricity & Gas Provider in France

You have just moved to a new place and you need to subscribe to an energy contract? Great! In this article, we will see the best providers in France, and the process to open a contract.

⚑️ Which Electricity/Gas Provider to Choose

In France, for each type of energy contract you subscribe to (electricity or gas), your invoice will be split by:

  • a monthly subscription: fixed amount
  • your energy consumption: you only pay for your consumption

You will be able to subscribe to electricity and gas contracts with the same provider. Here is a selection of the best energy providers in France.

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πŸ“‚ Which Documents to Subscribe

In order to open an energy contract, you will need:

  • πŸ“ Address of the place
  • πŸ“† Start date of the contract
  • ⚑️ Electricity counter information:
    • PDL number or PRM number
    • Last reading on the counter
  • πŸ”₯ Gas counter information:
    • PCE number (Point de Comptage et d’Estimation)
    • Last reading on the counter
  • 🏦 EU IBAN

You can fill in all this information on the website of the energy provider you chose.

πŸ›‘ If you don’t have an πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί EU IBAN, you won’t be able to subscribe to an energy contract.
To open a bank account in France, you can read this article:

βœ… Activation of Your Contract

In most cases, the counters are not turned off, so you will be able to have the electricity/gas available right away. However, if they are turned off, an employee of the electricity/gas network will turn on the counter, but you will need to wait a few days.

πŸ’” How to Cancel Your Contract

You will be able to cancel easily your contract on the same day:

  • 🌐 online
  • πŸ“ž phone

You will need to have the last numbers written on your counter, in order to have an accurate final invoice.


Now, you know everything about opening an energy contract in France.

If you are moving into a new apartment, you can check the different articles to set all the things when you change apartment:

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