You are convinced of the interest to change provider and you want to know how proceed you It is very simple, addresses the Commission of regulation of energy (CRE) which has created a website () to respond to the questions posed by consumers.
The only step is to agree a contract with the supplier of your choice. To do this, you will be simply your number of delivery (for electricity) point or point of counting-estimate (for gas) - these details are contained on your last bills for electricity and gas. If you change your electricity supplier before July 10, you'll be in principle attached to your new service provider on 1 August. Until this date, your current provider will continue to provide electricity and charge you. Same thing for gas, where only the connecting time is different: your provider change will be effective 21 days after your new service provider will have done the steps necessary to change. For gas for electricity, the termination of your old contract will be done automatically. You don't have anything else to do.
You fear that the quality of your energy is no longer the same No desire to get on this side: the quality of your energy will not change since it is guaranteed by the managers of networks of distribution of your municipality. They are the ones who undertake to distribute the energy to your home, regardless of your provider. And emergency or troubleshooting There, emergency and rescue services remain the same for the electricity as gas. These services will be provided by managers of distribution networks, regardless of your provider. Indeed, troubleshooting or emergency telephone numbers - that appear on your invoices - will not change.
Eventually, for those who want to change the provider, the more difficult be to choose the offer that best describes them. To help you in this process, you can apply to different providers their "standardized form for submission of tenders". Then watch the price of energy, both the fixed part (the "subscription") and the variable part (the consumption in kilowatt hours) by comparing the amounts all taxes included (TTC) and possibly also in the case of a full hours offer / off-peak hours, different prices per kilowatt hour in the time of use. Compare the prices of services customer (time and cost of the service) to have no bad surprise when you join your future provider, but also the means of payment proposed and the frequency of payments and statements. Be aware that the prices of the technical services offered by providers may, too, vary. Finally, be careful on the conditions for price developments (if they are fixed or indexed and what frequency they change) as well as on the duration of engagement and the conditions of termination of the contract (reasons for termination, period of notice, costs, etc.)
And if, after signing, you you to bite the fingers, it will perhaps be time to step back: If you have subscribed a contract remotely (on the Internet or by telephone, for example), you get a time of 7 days retractation. This is not possible, on the other hand, if you signed your contract in an agency or if you have been solicited by doing your shopping: you'll then tilted permanently in the free market. And if you really wish to return to the regulated tariffs, there will you be more that to move... in a home where your predecessor will not himself left the regulated rates!