PRESS RELEASE Paris, August 2nd, 2012
CRE approves a contractual mechanism between
Poweo Direct Energie and ERDF related to customer relationship management of clients with integrated contracts
On August 2nd 2012, the French Regulatory Commission of Energy (CRE) published on its internet website its decision dated July 26th 2012 approving a contractual mechanism between ERDF and Poweo Direct Energie according to which Poweo Direct Energie would be entitled to charge ERDF for the customer relationship management of clients with integrated contracts.
This mechanism, which only applies to suppliers which have not yet reached sufficient economy of scales, was also submitted to the French Competition Authority and should apply only for a transitional period.
The execution of the agreement negotiated between Poweo Direct Energie and ERDF to implement such mechanism remains subject to the approval of the Board of Poweo Direct Energie and of the Supervisory Board of ERDF.
About POWEO DIRECT ENERGIE
Born out of the merger between Poweo and Direct Energie, Poweo Direct Energie covers all businesses in the energy value chain. It is involved in electricity and natural gas generation, supply and distribution, thus guaranteeing the company's balanced and sustainable development to meet the needs of its customers. Poweo Direct Energie is the leading alternative supplier of electricity in France and currently has more than 1,000,000 residential and business customers. Finally, Direct Energie currently supervises around ten hydraulic power plants and develops a portfolio of Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plants. Direct Energie has just won the tender organized by the government for the construction of a 400MW CCGT plant in Brittany.
Poweo Direct Energie is listed on the Alternext compartment of the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ALPWO / FR0004191674). For more information please visit the company's website: www.direct-energie.com
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