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Purchase of energy needed to compensate for losses on the electricity transmission network.

Source: RTE 21/06/2002

RTE changes its purchases to make up for technical losses and buys the energy to cover its needs for the third quarter of 2002.

On 18 June 2002, RTE conducted the organisation of an invitation to tender for the purchase of energy required to compensate for the physical losses on the transmission network.

Upon completion of this call for tenders, 19 suppliers were selected by RTE to provide energy for a period from July 2002 to December 2003 (the volumes purchased cover all of the needs for the third quarter of 2002 - see appendix 1- and a part beyond this period).

The large number of suppliers selected shows RTE's desire, as in the previous calls for tender, to bring wide competition into play so as to purchase energy at least cost and thus allow the users of the transmission network to benefit from economical and effective access.

One should be reminded that for improved reactivity in organising the calls for tender and also in announcing the results (these were pronounced within 24 hours), suppliers requesting to take part in the call for bids must be qualified beforehand by RTE. This qualification, accessible at any time and to all French and European players, is pronounced upon the receipt and analysis of a number of administrative and financial documents. Thus far, 24 suppliers have been qualified.

From now on, RTE will no longer purchase the energy it needs for a given period in a single call for tenders. These energy requirements will be gradually covered by purchases over variable periods.

Appendix 1


Breakdown of energy (in MW) purchased by products and by month for the third quarter of 2002

FBLEB
FPLEBWD
HO
BO
July
951
260
287
250
August
901
230
265
200
September
1041
300
380
150


Definition of the products:

- Firm Base Load Energy Block (FBLEB): constant power over the whole period considered,
- Firm Peak Load Energy Block (FPLEBWD): constant power from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all working days of the period considered,
- Hourly Option (HO): reserved energy to be taken up by hourly interval on the basis of a programme notified by RTE,
- Block Option (BO): reserved energy to be taken up by daily interval on the basis of a programme notified by RTE.

Contact:

RTE - Purchasing Department
Philippe QUENAUDON

Postal address: Cedex 48 - 92068 Paris la Défense
Office location: Immeuble Ampère la Défense 6
34-rue Henri Regnault - F- 92400 Courbevoie