Green Energy in France: Providers, Offers, Tariffs in 2024

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Green energy is becoming increasingly popular in France, with over 1.6 million households converted in 2016 - and numbers only going up. But with so many contracts and providers available, it can be challenging to decide which to opt for. The following guide is here to help shed light on the green energy suppliers, offers and contracts to choose from in France in 2024.


 

Which suppliers in France offer green energy?

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With more and more renewable energy offers appearing on the French market, you have more than enough green options to choose from!

The main differences between them will be in terms of the prices (both for subscription and the price per kWh) and the extra perks they offer, as shown in this rundown of the French green providers, with their tariffs and characteristics in 2024.

Green Energy: list of providers in France (as of 2024)
ProviderOffer nameMore info
TotalEnergies
verte fixe électricité
  • One of the most popular green energy suppliers in France
  • Voted Best Customer Service of 2019
  • Prices are fixed for 1 year
Mint Énergie
Online & Green
  • Affordable green energy
  • Between 25% and 100% green electricity according to the contract chosen
  • 1 tree planted for each subscription
Ekwateur
Electricité 100% verte variable
  • Choice between fixed and indexed prices
  • 5th biggest electricity supplier in France
ilek
Mon producteur local d’électricité verte
  • Puts clients and suppliers in direct contact via an energy sale/purchase platform
  • You can choose between wind, solar and hydraulic energy.
OHM Énergie
Maxi Eco
  • Affordable green energy
  • First independent green energy supplier in France
Engie
Elec Référence
  • Biggest electricity provider after EDF
  • All of Engie's electricity offers are green offers
Alterna
05 49 60 54 58
Électricité verte 100% locale
  • Created by 49 EDLs
  • Its green energy is directly bought from 330 green energy producers it's partner with
Enercoop
09 70 68 07 65
100% Renouvelable
  • A committed and militant provider
  • Supplies itself via local producers.
EDF
Vert Electrique
  • First electricity provider in France
  • Different green offers for different targets (electric vehicles, week-end users, etc.)
Octopus Energy
Eco-conso Fixe
  • Affordable green energy
  • Different strategies in place for encouraging energy users to consume better
Urban Solar Energy
04 28 29 75 52
d'électricité avec centrale photovoltaïque et stockage virtuel
  • Direct contracts with green energy providers
  • Energy 100% green and 100% produced in France
Energie d'ici
05 64 27 04 88
Energie Bleue
  • Electricity 100% green and 100% local
  • Direct contracts with green energy providers
La Bellenergie
Prudence
  • Currently one of the cheapest on the market
  • Cheap and fixed prices.

*Some providers may have more than one green energy offer, but listed here are their cheapest offers available in 2024

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What are the cheapest green energy offers on the French market?

Among all the providers presented above, 5 of them stand out as they provide the cheapest green energy offers on the market, helping you save a lot of money on bills, while at the same time consuming in a more responsible way. The cheapest green energy supplier being La Bellenergie in 2024. By subscribing the contract Prudence, your savings are estimated at 299 € per year.

⚡ Quel fournisseur d'électricité verte est le moins cher en option base ?
Fournisseur d'électricité verte Nom de l'offre d'électricité verte Votre budget annuel Vos économies annuelles* Prix de l'abonnement Prix du kWh
La Bellenergie
PRUDENCE
🔐 Des prix bloqués !

Coûts annuels estimés
1286 €
Economies estimées
299 €
150.39 € 0.1992 €
La Bellenergie
CONSTANCE
🔐 Des prix bloqués !

Coûts annuels estimés
1310 €
Economies estimées
276 €
174.32 € 0.1992 €
Alterna
05 49 60 54 58
ÉLECTRICITÉ VERTE 100% LOCALE
🔐 Des prix bloqués !
Avis sur Alterna : 2.6/5

Coûts annuels estimés
1316 €
Economies estimées
269 €
165.58 € 0.2018 €
Mint Énergie
ONLINE & GREEN
⚖ Des prix indexés !

Coûts annuels estimés
1316 €
Economies estimées
269 €
152.54 € 0.2041 €
Ekwateur
ELECTRICITÉ 100% VERTE VARIABLE

Coûts annuels estimés
1330 €
Economies estimées
255 €
197.99 € 0.1986 €

*Tarifs € TTC à jour du 15/04/2024. Budget calculé et économies estimées par rapport au tarif de référence pour une consommation annuelle de 5700 kWh en option base (6 kVA)

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What are the greenest energy offers on the French market?

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By opting for any of the green offers from the energy providers mentioned in this article, you are guaranteed to already contribute to having a lesser impact on the environment. But this said, several suppliers, such as Enercoop, ilek and Ekwateur stand out in terms of their commitment to curbing global warming.

But what makes them particularly green? This could be thanks to several of their actions that go beyond the standard green supplier, such as choosing local production sources and partners or investing significantly in renewable production sites, or even incentivising their customers to consume less.

More information about the "greenest" of the green providers in France below.

List of some of the greenest providers in France
SupplierWhy choose this supplier?
Ekwateur Awarded the Selectra Prize of Best Green Supplier of the Year 2019.

 Supplies hydraulic electricity, purchased from small and local plants.

Enercoop Charges high prices, but in exchange of a cooperative, innovative and sustainable energy supply.

 Offers a new social model to support renewable and local producers.

energie dici Allows clients to consume and invest in a truly renewable electricity.

 Acts locally to bring together small hydropower producers.

logo ilek Connects its customers to small producers of wind and solar electricity.

 Received the 2019 Green Selectra Award

What actually is green energy?

An energy is called green when it is renewable, or in other words, that it comes from a source with naturally renewed stocks. Green energy comes from various sources, each presenting both pros and cons.

How is green energy produced?

solar energy

The answer is: it depends on the natural source used.

 Hydropower is created via the force of water, using dams and hydropower plants.
 Wind energy is created by the wind, with the use of wind turbines.
 Solar energy is created through the power of the sun, which is captured by photovoltaic panels.
 Biomass is created by burning matter (like wood), by converting matter to biofuels, or by extracting biogas from organic waste.

What makes green energy "green"?

An energy can be considered "green" when, contrary to fossil fuels, it fulfills the following criterias:

 It doesn't exhaust the planet's natural resources

 It doesn't negatively impact the environment

 It doesn't pose any public health hazards.

What's more, green energy is different to non-renewable energy, in that its production is intermittent. This means the creation of these energies is dependent on external factors, as sunshine for solar energy, wind for wind power, or rainfall for hydraulic energy.

Why opt for green energy?

Green energies have some great advantages to offer both consumers and the planet:

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  • They are cleaner than fossil fuels
  • They are readily available in big and inexhaustible quantities
  • They don't create harmful and radioactive waste
  • By opting for green energy, you can actively contribute to the energy transition and limit your carbon footprint
  • After amortisation, producing such energies becomes cheap and very attractive in the long term
  • Prices for customers are relatively low and often even below the EDF regulated rates.

Get started with a green energy offer today! Contact one of our English-speaking Selectra advisors today at 01 86 26 53 46 or get a free callback. We will be able to you sign up to the renewable energy plan that will best suit your needs and budget.

How can I be sure that I'm purchasing green energy?

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Once injected into the network, green electricity becomes mixed in with other types of electricity, meaning it is impossible to distinguish the different energies.

To solve this issue and enable the traceability of green energy sources to the final consumer, France has created a system of guarantees of origin. Such guarantees certify that the supplier has produced or purchased electricity of renewable origin.

Suppliers generally use 2 methods to ensure the traceability of green electricity and obtain these guarantees:

  1. When they are themselves the producers, they can have their production audited and that way receive the certification.
  2. When sourcing elsewhere, suppliers can:
  • Directly purchase green electricity and the guarantee of origin attached to it
  • Purchase the electricity and simultaneously guarantees of origin in sufficient quantities to cover the consumption of the green offers they commercialise.