Exceptional measures announced by the French Government
EDF acknowledges the announcement made today by the French Government on the measures aiming to limit the rise of electricity tariffs for 2022.
As a reminder, the key measures consist of:
- An additional ARENH (1) allocation of 20TWh in 2022 (2);
- A postponement of a portion of the 2022 tariff increase over a 12-month period starting from February 1st, 2023, applying to the residential and “blue professional” regulated tariffs customers, as well as to all professional customers located in the non-interconnected zones, to limit their tariff increase of February 2022 at 4%.
The financial consequences for EDF Group cannot be precisely determined at this stage. For illustrative purposes and based on the information available to the Group at this stage, the impact on EDF’s 2022 EBITDA of these measures is estimated at circa 8.4 billion euros based on the market prices on December 31st, 2021, and at circa 7.7 billion euros based on the market prices on January 12th, 2022 (3).
The final impact on the Group’s EBITDA will depend on the market prices over the implementation period. EDF will communicate as soon as possible, and on a regular basis, on the progress of this estimate.
The Group will consider appropriate measures to strengthen its balance sheet structure and any measure to protect its interests. EDF will communicate again at its Annual Results on 18th February at the latest, and meanwhile withdraws its 2022 Net Financial Debt / EBITDA guidance (4).
2022 Net Financial Debt / EBITDA guidance of around 3x (See PR of 10th November 2021).