Electricity prices for households in France 2010-2022, semi-annually
Residential energy consumption in FranceAs of 2016, the residential energy consumption among French households was mainly comprised of space heating consumption: 66 percent of residential energy consumption resulted from heating. In addition to this, the share of electricity within the total energy expenditure of French households – excluding fuel consumption – has been increasing since 1960, reaching more than 55 percent in 2016.
The development of renewable energy sources in France
Although nuclear power still accounted for the most important part of electricity production in 2021 in France (360 terawatt hours), the second and third electricity sources were hydropower and wind power, both renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the production capacity of electricity from solar power has been steadily and significantly increasing from 808 megawatt in 2010 to more than 13,000 megawatts in 2022. The residential solar photovoltaic power capacity has also gone up to more than 1,700 megawatts in 2022, with a fivefold rise compared to 2010.