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Energy purchases to compensate for power losses in the first half of 2002: call for tender dates.

Source: RTE 08/10/2001

In November 2001, RTE will organise a call for tenders to purchase the energy needed to compensate for power losses in the first half of 2002. The bid submission deadline is 29 November 2001.

In November 2001, RTE will organise a call for tenders to purchase the energy needed to compensate for power losses in the first half of 2002. This energy represents about 5.7 TWh. All European suppliers are invited to take part in this call for bids.

The purchases will be made over 6 one-month periods and will concern the following products:

Firm purchases:

- Firm Base Load Energy Block: constant power over the whole period considered.

- Firm Peak Load Energy Block - Working Day: constant power from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on every working day of the period considered.

Optional purchases:

- Hourly Option: the reserved energy will be taken up on an hourly basis no later than the day before the first working day preceding the day of delivery.

- Block Option: the reserved energy will be taken up on a daily basis no later than the day before the first working day preceding the day of delivery.

The rules and tender documents will be published and available on RTE's Web site as of
6 November 2001. The bid submission deadline is 29 November 2001. The results will be announced on 3 December 2001.

Contact :

RTE - CNER/Purchasing Department
Philippe QUENAUDON
Mailing address: Cedex 48 - 92068 Paris la Défense - France
Office location: Immeuble Ampère la Défense 6
34, rue Henri Régnault - F- 92400 Courbevoie
Philippe.Quenaudon@rte-france.com