How to File a Complaint About Your Energy Supply in France
If you're experiencing some troubles with your energy supplier in France (EDF or Engie for example), here is what to do.
Step 1: Contact your supplier's customer service
The first step in solving your problem is to contact your energy supplier's customer service. Each energy provider in France has its own customer service, and here are their contact details (phone number, online contact forms and addresses).
Be aware that it may be hard to reach English-speaking advisors on the phone, and some customer service phone numbers may be paying numbers.
Customer Service Phone Number
Customer Service Address
09 69 32 15 15 (in French)
09 69 324 324
09 70 80 69 69
09 70 820 320
Most providers commit to answering your online request within two business days. By law, your customer service must have answered to your written request within two months.
Step 2: Contact your Supplier's Mediator
As EDF and Engie are big corporations, their customer service has several layers. If you are unsatisfied with their standard customer service response, you can contact EDF or Engie's Mediator. Keep in mind however that its power is only advisory: neither you nor the supplier are obliged to follow its recommendations.
Contacting EDF's Mediator
75804 Paris Cedex 8
Or you can contact EDF's mediator online.
Contacting Engie's Mediator
92099 La Défense Cedex
Or you can contact Engie's mediator online.
Step 3: Contact the National Energy Mediator
If you are not satisfied by the customer service or the supplier's mediator answer, you can write to the Médiateur National de l'Energie. The Mediator is an independent public authority which informs the customer and helps resolving energy-related litigations.
- Contacting the National Energy Mediator
- Through the SOLLEN online form
- In writing:
Médiateur national de l’énergie
Libre réponse n° 59252
75443 PARIS Cedex 09
Are you unsatisfied with your current energy provider in France? Have you thought about switching suppliers?