How to take out a green electricity contract for your student accommodation?

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That’s it ! You have found new student accommodation (shared or not) and all you have to do is organize your move! Attention ! It’s not just the boxes that you have to think about, because who says new housing says new electricity contract. You do not know where to start ? Do not panic: we explain everything to you!

New housing, new needs!

First of all, you need to know what you are looking for. Take the time to define your needs, based on your consumption and your new home. An electricity contract is specific to each electricity meter, and selecting the most suitable green electricity contract for your home will allow you to achieve considerable energy savings, avoiding overconsumption.

Since 2007, there has been a wide choice of electricity offers, and there are more and more green electricity contracts. Nothing could be easier than finding the contract of your dreams, provided you follow these few steps!

When defining your energy needs, consider these criteria:

  • What offer are you looking for? A green electricity offer, or a dual offer (which combines electricity and gas on a single bill)?
  • What is the size of your accommodation?
  • How many residents share your home? Your energy needs will vary greatly based on this number.
  • How do you use your electricity? Is it only used for heating, or also for cooking, for example?
  • What was your consumption the previous year? This criterion should be taken into account if this is not your first student accommodation.

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Green electricity, what is it exactly?

You have chosen to subscribe to a green electricity contract , and that’s good news! Indeed, green electricity, produced by renewable energy (EnR), wind or solar for example, will limit the greenhouse gas emissions generated by your consumption.

By subscribing to a green electricity contract, it will be injected into the electricity distribution network, managed by Enedis, at the same time as fossil energy. The more we subsidize this electricity, the more it develops! From your student accommodation, you will participate in a greener network! In addition, consuming green electricity is not necessarily more expensive. You just need to find the right contract!

Compare to better choose

Once these needs have been defined, it is time to compare! Passing through a energy comparator , you will go faster and you will have access to the green electricity offers best suited to your student accommodation. All you have to do is enter the criteria mentioned above in the comparator which will select the different contracts best suited to your situation.

If you want to compare for yourself, it is possible! Two major criteria must be taken into account: the price of electricity, in kWh, and the price of the subscription. These two prices will constitute your final invoice. The price per kWh is variable: the higher your consumption, the higher your bill will be. The subscription price is fixed. Some suppliers offer electricity at an attractive rate, but increase the price of their subscriptions.

The price of electricity can be fixed, over a certain period (36 months for example), or indexed to the regulated tariffs (TRV) practiced by suppliers such as EDF.

You can also compare the services offered by different providers. It is important to be well served with electricity and to be able to count on your supplier in the event of a problem. To get an idea of ​​the suppliers’ customer service, take a look at the customer reviews. They will help you get an idea of ​​which alternative providers best suit your needs! Good customer service is easily reachable by phone, email or in chatbots on the supplier’s site.

That’s it ! You have found a new accommodation (shared or not) and all you have to do is organize your move! Attention ! It’s not just the boxes that you need to think about, because who says new student accommodation says new electricity contract. You do not know where to start ? Do not panic: we explain everything to you!

New housing, new needs!

First of all, you need to know what you are looking for. Take the time to define your needs, based on your consumption and your new home. An electricity contract is specific to each electricity meter, and selecting the most suitable green electricity contract for your home will allow you to achieve considerable energy savings, avoiding overconsumption.

Since 2007, there has been a wide choice of electricity offers, and there are more and more green electricity contracts. Nothing could be easier than finding the contract of your dreams, provided you follow these few steps!

When defining your energy needs, consider these criteria:

  • What offer are you looking for? A green electricity offer, or a dual offer (which combines electricity and gas on a single bill)?
  • What is the size of your accommodation?
  • How many residents share your home? Your energy needs will vary greatly based on this number.
  • How do you use your electricity? Is it only used for heating, or also for cooking, for example?
  • What was your consumption the previous year? This criterion should be taken into account if this is not your first student accommodation.

Green electricity, what is it exactly?

You have chosen to subscribe to a green electricity contract , and that’s good news! Indeed, green electricity, produced by renewable energy (EnR), wind or solar for example, will limit the greenhouse gas emissions generated by your consumption.

By subscribing to a green electricity contract, it will be injected into the electricity distribution network, managed by Enedis, at the same time as fossil energy. The more we subsidize this electricity, the more it develops! From your student accommodation, you will participate in a greener network! In addition, consuming green electricity is not necessarily more expensive. You just need to find the right contract!

Compare to better choose

Once these needs have been defined, it is time to compare! Passing through a energy comparator , you will go faster and you will have access to the green electricity offers best suited to your student accommodation. All you have to do is enter the criteria mentioned above in the comparator which will select the different contracts best suited to your situation.

If you want to compare for yourself, it is possible! Two major criteria must be taken into account: the price of electricity, in kWh, and the price of the subscription. These two prices will constitute your final invoice. The price per kWh is variable: the higher your consumption, the higher your bill will be. The subscription price is fixed. Some suppliers offer electricity at an attractive rate, but increase the price of their subscriptions.

The price of electricity can be fixed, over a certain period (36 months for example), or indexed to the regulated tariffs (TRV) practiced by suppliers such as EDF.

You can also compare the services offered by different providers. It is important to be well served with electricity and to be able to count on your supplier in the event of a problem. To get an idea of ​​the suppliers’ customer service, take a look at the customer reviews. They will help you get an idea of ​​which alternative providers best suit your needs! Good customer service is easily reachable by phone, email or in chatbots on the supplier’s site.

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