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RTE's tender documents relative to the second purchase of energy to be held in May and June 2001 to compensate for system losses are now available.

Source: RTE 14/05/2001

RTE will make an additional energy purchase to compensate for power losses during a call for tenders to be held in May and June 2001. All European suppliers are invited to take part.

RTE is organising a second call for tenders in May and June 2001 to purchase the energy required to make up for power losses in the second half of 2001. All European suppliers are invited to take part in this call for tenders.

In November 2000, RTE had already organised a first call for tenders upon completion of which 7 European suppliers had been selected. The energy purchased at that time had allowed RTE to meet part of its energy needs for 2001.

This second call for tenders will make it possible to purchase the additional energy required to cover the power losses in the second half of 2001, i.e. about 2.7 TWh. In order to take full advantage of the recent survey of a large number of European power market players, the purchasing terms and conditions have been amended.

Form of the purchases

RTE plans to cover its energy requirements by purchasing a combination of products over 6 distinct periods, of about one month:

- Firm Base Load Energy Block: delivery of constant power. The total power of the firm base load energy blocks purchased will be between 150 and 900 MW, depending on the months.

- Firm Peak Load Energy Block - Working Day: delivery of constant power from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every working day. The total power of the firm peak load energy blocks purchased will be between 150 and 400 MW, depending on the months.


Hourly option and block option purchases:

In addition to the firm purchases, RTE will buy two types of options covering each of the six periods:

- Hourly Option: the energy reserved will be taken up per hourly interval. The total power of the hourly options purchased will be between 150 and 400 MW, depending on the months.

- Block Option: the energy reserved will be taken up per daily interval on an "all or nothing" basis. In other words, the power taken up will be constant on each of the days of the period considered and equal to 0 MW or 20 MW. The total power of the block options purchased will be between 40 and 200 MW, depending on the months

This energy purchase will be made under competitive conditions according to the rules set out in the tender documents.

Suppliers wishing to receive the tender documents are requested to write or send an e-mail to the hereunder address or can download them directly :

RTE - CNES
A l'attention de Ronan Gourvil
Bātiment la Rotonde
204, Boulevard Anatole France
F - 93206 Saint-Denis.
Ronan.Gourvil@rte-france.com

It should be noted that the candidates must submit their bids before the deadline date and time of receipt which have been set for 7 June 2001 at 10 a.m.