A subsidiary of EDF, Enedis presented its "preliminary" network development plan to the press for the first time.
This plan will evolve according to the next energy roadmap that the government is due to pass soon in the multiannual energy programming law (PPE) for 2024-2033, but Enedis preferred not to wait to send a message to its industrial partners. .
"It means to everyone, let's go, it takes off, make factories, you can invest serenely and hire (...) You have to equip yourself and go for it", launched Hervé Champenois, technical director of Enedis.
The company of 38.000 employees is itself accelerating its hiring this year.
"As a whole, the reference trajectory of the network development plan induces an increase of around 20% in Capex (investment expenditure, editor's note) of Enedis over the period 2022-2032 to reach more than 5 billion euros. annual euros", according to the plan of Enedis.
This represents 75% more than the annual historical average of the last forty years 1980-2020 of 2,9 billion euros.
In 2022, Enedis' investments reached 4,4 billion euros. By 2040, a total of 96 billion euros of investment is planned, recalled the company.
To finance itself, Enedis plans "controlled recourse to debt" with a program of green bond issues which has already begun and will continue.
Enedis also plans "a controlled increase" in the electricity delivery tax applied to the end consumer, or Turpe.
“We are on hypotheses of an increase lower or limited to inflation over time,” said Enedis regulation director Christophe Gros.
The Turpe represents about 30% of the electricity bill. It also finances the investments of the manager of the high voltage lines RTE.
Enedis is the custodian of 95% of the French distribution network, ie 1,4 million kilometers of lines that must be maintained, repaired and modernized.
Despite the efforts made to consume less electricity, electrical uses will develop and Enedis is facing what it describes as a "triple challenge": the electric car, the French catch-up in solar and wind power and the need to improve the network's resistance to climatic risks, storms or heat waves.