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Linky: here is the amount you will have to pay if you refuse to install the meter
If Linky meters have taken place in an overwhelming majority of French homes, some people still resist, believing that they lead to a higher bill and harmful waves for health. Ultimately, however, people refusing installation may well have to pay to cover the costs associated with meter readings.
For many years, some have accused it of being dangerous for health. However, research in this area is reassuring. Recently, a study thus confirmed that the level of waves emanating from the Linky meter was far from worrying. But consumers persist and sign by still refusing its installation. In addition to the airwaves, it is also the financial aspect that is singled out, some customers claiming that their electricity bill is more expensive since they switched to Linky.
For their part, the anti-Linky will potentially have to pay an additional sum in the long term. However, this is not a sanction, specifies the Energy Regulatory Commission, but a means of covering the costs generated by the reading of meters.
In her report, she proposes that from 2025, people who still do not have Linky meters pay 5.33 euros each month. Over a year, this will be approximately 64 euros to pay. In addition, people who have not sent their statement between 2022 and 2024 also risk heating the credit card up to 50 euros per year.
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The Energy Regulatory Commission has launched a consultation on this subject. Individuals and professionals can participate until January 5. “Actors’ feedback will be taken into account”, indicates Nicolas Deloge, director of networks at CRE, quoted by Le Figaro. At the end of this consultation, CRE will define “The incentive regulation framework of the Linky project as well as the billing methods for on-foot relief”.
By the end of the year, 34 million Linky meters will have been installed in France. This corresponds to 90% of the Enedis fleet so that there are still 10% of customers who do not benefit from it. Some have categorically refused the installation. But the latter has sometimes been impossible for technical reasons or when the main parties were difficult to reach.
In any case, households that will still not be equipped with a Linky meter from 2025 may have to pay “The cost of residual readings, whether or not they transmit self-readings”. Households that cannot run for technical reasons will obviously not be affected by this additional billing. As a reminder, households already equipped with a Linky meter will have to pay 130 euros to reimburse it from next year. A reimbursement which will be progressive, up to 10 euros per year.