Law No. 2014-132 relating to the code of electricity
This law defines the general principles of organization, operation and development and sets specific rules for the electricity sector. It notably aims at 1) guaranteeing energy independence and security of electricity supply; 2) promoting the development of new and renewable energies; 3) develop electrical energy and promote access to this energy; 4) promoting energy management; 5) creating the economic conditions allowing the return on investment; 6) promoting consumer rights; and 7) promoting competition and the rights of operators.
Art. 30 states that the conclusion of an agreement and the issuance of a prior authorization for the exercise of activities in the field of renewable energies must take into account in particular: 1) the social well-being of the populations; 2) national economic development; 3) coverage of national electricity needs; 4) national food security.