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 Post subject: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 am 
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We have received a letter from Engie today offering a 3 year fixed price deal if we switch from EDF. However, although at first sight there are savings there and Engie is an established and third state owned business, I would have concerned. We have had two major electricity outages due to a lightning strike and a line down during a gale. EDF were here in no time and got us back on line and would this apply with Engie?

Anyone had dealings with them?


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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:18 pm 
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wilbro wrote:
EDF were here in no time and got us back on line and would this apply with Engie?


That wasn't EDF; it was ERDF, now called Enedis; they're the people who manage the network, independent of all suppliers including EDF.

So if you switch to Engie, you should receive the same service in the event of outages.


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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:25 pm 
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I did not think that EDF did line repairs that is down to ERDF (or whatever they call themselves this week - Energis?) and in theory they should offer equal service to all.

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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:49 pm 
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You are right, by the looks of our factures it's an Enedis emergency number for breakdown of service. Nevertheless I am still wary of change.


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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:44 pm 
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wilbro wrote:
We have received a letter from Engie today offering a 3 year fixed price deal if we switch from EDF. However, although at first sight there are savings there and Engie is an established and third state owned business, I would have concerned. We have had two major electricity outages due to a lightning strike and a line down during a gale. EDF were here in no time and got us back on line and would this apply with Engie?

Anyone had dealings with them?



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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Engie, are the old GDF / Suez combine, have got fingers in lots of pies all around the world, have got more subsides than you can shake a stick at, my youngest son works for them, and what he tells me I would say that they are Good/OK, but bear in mind that its has others have said, they dont handle the the distribution of gas or electricity to individuals

Example of what happened at the new hospital at Plerin, Engie-Axima, monitor the hospital from an office in Rennes, they have more than 10000 monitoring points in the hospital, somebody in the office telephoned maintenance thinking that it was in the hospital building, saying that his room was cold, the person in the office in Rennes, scanned the monitoring points involved, then said it would help if you "close your window first"

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 Post subject: Re: Engie
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:22 pm 
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We're with Engie, although we have a pro contract. They tried very ineptly a couple of years ago to end it and put us on an ornery 'particulier' contract as we weren't consuming enough...Only problem was, they hadn't complied with their own T&Cs and got short shrift from us. They then sent a new 3-year pro contract.
All other things being equal, I suggest you shop around for a new supplier - there are plenty of independent suppliers now who will supply at 10-15% less.

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