The transmission network carries electricity from where it is generated to the distribution network and ensures interconnection with the power grids of neighboring countries. This activity is part of the regulated sector.
RTE (Réseau de Transport d'Electricité, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group), operates the electricity transmission network in France. Due to its geographical position, RTE transports electricity is at the heart of the European energy market.
RTE is responsible for:
With 8,843 employees, 100,000 km of HV and VHV circuits and 46 cross-border lines, the network operated by RTE is the largest in Europe. Its tariffs are established by decree, based on instructions by the French Energy Regulation Commission.
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