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Establish a Business on Electricity,Gas,Steam and A/C Supply

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Establish-a-Business-on-Electricity-Gas-Steam-and-Air-Conditioning-Supply-in-France.jpgStarting a business in France can be a good decision for those relocating here. The country’s good economic results combined with the incentives granted by the government and the easy company registration procedure make France one of the most prosperous European states.

There are various industries an investor can set up a company in, and those who have a specific qualification, such as engineers can choose the electricity, gas and air conditioning supply sector in France.

If you want to open a business on electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply in France, there a few legal requirements which must be respected. These can be explained by our French company formation consultants who specialize in offering business registration solutions.

Registering a company for offering a business on electricity and gas in France

The establishment of a company on electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply starts with choosing the legal form the business will operate under. Our local consultants can help foreign investors make the right decision in this sense. We can further extend our knowledge to:

  • -          help foreign enterprisers in registering their companies with the French Companies Registrar;
  • -          register for taxation purposes and obtain a VAT number with the tax authorities;
  • -          apply for the necessary licenses and permits which need to be obtained for these activities;
  • -          comply with the legal requirements for starting to operate on the French market, as soon as possible.

When it comes to the legislation to be respected when establishing a business on electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply in France, there are a few laws which must be complied with.

Laws applicable to companies supplying electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning in France

One of the most important laws to be respected in order to complete electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply works in France is the Planning Act which provides for the necessary licenses to be obtained before starting.

The building permit is the first license to apply for when setting up a business on electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply in France. Not in all cases, the building permit is required, and where such exceptions apply, the company will only need to submit a declaration on the work to be completed on a building with the city hall.

Another law to be respected when working in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply sector in France is the Urbanism Code which provides for acquiring the permits from the local town hall in order to install air conditioning units in a commercial or residential building.

For French companies supplying electricity and gas installation services, the Energy Law must be respected. These companies fall under the regulations imposed by the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Our company registration advisors in France can offer detailed information on the laws which must be respected by companies supplying electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning services to commercial and residential clients.

Assistance schemes for French companies in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector

One of the most important laws to be respected by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply businesses is the Environmental Law. For this purpose, the Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed several assistance programs for these companies, among which a renewable energy assistance scheme for companies using green energy sources which is the most important. Also, the energy market in France was liberalized.

Companies supplying electricity and gas services must obtain licenses from the Energy Regulatory Commission which allow them to act as suppliers. It should be noted that these companies must also conclude agreements with energy producing companies in France in order to offer their services.

Why open a company for the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning in France?

France is one of the richest countries in the European country and opening a company here can have many benefits. Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply companies can take advantage of the following:

  • -          there are many residential and commercial clients to services in France;
  • -          these services can be offered in both rural and urban areas in the country;
  • -          the energy market is very competitive and allows many players to operate;
  • -          French companies can also expand their services to other EU countries.

If you are interested in establishing a business on electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply in France and specialized services in registering your own company, please contact our local agents who can guide you from the beginning until the end.

 

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