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Open a Company in the Energy Sector in France

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Open-a-company-in-the-energy-sector-in-France.jpgIn 2015, France amended the Energy Law in order to provide for a cleaner and greener environment. Moreover, it was France who set the start for the reduction of carbon emissions which would protect the environment through the Paris Convention. Ever since a great number of countries have adhered to it.

Foreign entrepreneurs welcomed the new law which offers them new investment opportunities in the energy industry in France. Our company formation agents in France can offer more information on the Energy Transition Law.

How to establish a company in the energy industry in France

Opening a company which supplies energy services in France starts by choosing a structure, preparing the documents related to its registration and filing them with the Trade Register.

Considering in the 2000s France liberalized its energy market, private companies and foreign ones are also allowed to offer their services to the population. However, the energy produced by these companies must be supplied through the national power grid which is supervised by the relevant authority – the Commission for the Regulation of Energy (CRE).

Our company registration consultants in France can assist with the preparation of the documents related to opening a company in the energy industry.

Requirements related to the energy sector in France

As mentioned in the beginning, the French energy sector is a vast one as it implies the production of electricity, but also of renewable energy which why this industry has developed a lot during the last several years.

The liberalization of the energy market enables French citizens and residents to choose their energy supplier and also allows electricity companies to supply and distribute energy to households and commercial clients. Before starting operating, a French energy company must apply for special licenses which are issued by the CRE. 

According to the law and the CRE, opening a company in the energy industry in France implies:

  • -          guaranteeing the safe supply of energy;
  • -          transparency;
  • -          fair competition;
  • -          consumer protection;
  • -          non-discrimination.

Foreign investors interested in starting a business in the energy industry, please feel free to contact our company formation representatives in France.


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Call us now at +33 9 73 22 01 51 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Paris, France. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to France.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in France.



Starting a company in France can be difficult since it involves such complex procedures. The team from CompanyFormationFrance is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area.
Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu & Cuc Law Firm
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