Connecting the Leccy (Going Round in Circles!)

First, create an account with ENEDIS.


Send an email requesting a connection.


Receive an email telling me to choose a supplier:

STOP. Now what? I sense this is not the same process as for setting up a connection to a new build but as with so many administrative tasks here in France it’s rarely a case of finding the info you need and then acting on it. Even with the language barrier there is a culture of created complexity!!

Here’s a brochure from the Enedis containing info that turns out to actually be relevant to connecting a new build house to the electricity network.

There are two connection types: one; where the property is within 30m of the network, and the second type, where the property is more than 30m away. We’re in the second situation.

Also this, with the relevant contacts by department, for new connections.

It all seems very complicated qnd will no doubt also be very expensive. We may end up offgrid yet!