Faced with rising energy prices, how can you reduce your restaurant's electricity and gas bill? Horizon of the state aids and solutions to save money.
Let's start with the daily gestures and equipment that allow energy savings in his restaurant. You will find all the details of the 2022 and 2023 state aid following the recent government announcements in the following paragraphs.
Here is an overview of simple actions you can take to help your operations:
Some equipment to reduce energy consumption in the room:
In this first part, we have focused on concrete ways that are within everyone's reach. To support the restaurants and businesses most affected by the energy price hike, the government has set up financial aid to be paid by the state and a tariff shield to limit prices. Let's review what was planned for 2022, then we'll discuss the latest announcements made on November 19 and what could be concretely implemented in 2023.
All companies benefit from the reduction of the tax on electricity (TICFE) to its European legal minimum. In 2022 and 2023, the tax cut represents a support of 8.4 billion euros for companies. Companies can also benefit from the ARENH mechanism, which allows them to obtain a significant portion of their electricity at a fixed price of €42/MWh, rather than the market price. To benefit from this, the company must contact the energy supplier.
Companies that have signed an energy contract with a regulated tariff can benefit from the tariff shield if they meet the following conditions:
The tariff shield limits the increase in regulated electricity sales tariffs (TRVe) to an average of 4% including tax until February 2023.
If you have not subscribed to a regulated or indexed tariff contract, as a company, it is preferable to check the contractual obligations, expiration dates, possible penalties for termination before the end of the contract and negotiate with your supplier.
A new scheme makes it easier to access grants to support businesses whose gas and electricity expenses represent a high proportion of expenses. The Gas and Electricity Assistance Window aims to offset the increase in energy expenses over the period March 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
Indeed, if the company justifies an electricity and/or gas bill that has increased by 50% over three months (in 2022 compared to 2021) and that the bill corresponds to at least 3% of the turnover achieved in 2021, it can benefit from the aid.
The aid calculation file is available on the tax site. You can also access a simulator set up by the Government to check the conditions of eligibility and the amount of aid: Energy aid simulator - impots.gouv.fr.
For the months of September and October 2022, the aid application window opened on November 19. The window for the following period (November - December 2022) will open in early 2023.
Following the new announcements made by the government on October 27, 2022 and November 19, 2022, here is a summary of what could be put in place:
This device would limit the rate increase to 15%, starting in January 2023 for gas and February 2023 for electricity.
Thus, in 2023, the electricity assistance window will only concern ETIs (intermediate-sized companies) and large companies.
Thus, companies that default on their energy bills and whose guarantee would be activated could rely on the State as guarantor(Statement by Bruno Le Maire, October 5, 2022).
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