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RTE publishes its Code of Good Practice.

Source: RTE 05/10/2005

RTE is today set to publish its Code of Good Practice, setting out the internal organisational measures taken to prevent the risk of discriminatory practices affecting network access.

Under the terms of the Law of 9th August 2004 concerning public service electricity and gas and electricity and gas companies, RTE is today set to publish its Code of Good Practice, a new document bringing together all the internal organisational measures taken to prevent the risk of discriminatory practices affecting third party access to the public electricity transmission system.

Article 6 (III) of the Law of 9th August 2004, in transposing one of the obligations introduced by the EC Directive of 26th June 2003 intended to guarantee the independence of the system operator, charges RTE with the task of producing a document detailing the measures taken to rule out any discriminatory practices.

This Code of Good Practice reflects the actions taken by RTE actions since its creation in 2000 to allow the opening of the French electricity market, under the aegis of the Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE, the French Energy Regulatory Commission). RTE will produce an annual report on the Code, which will be submitted to CRE and made public.

Meanwhile, CRE will produce and make public an annual report on compliance with the Code of Good Practice, together with an assessment of RTE's independence.

Now that RTE has become a limited company, the non-discrimination requirement remains one of the fundamental principles governing its activity in the field of network access.

In its Code of Good Practice, RTE sets out the internal organisational measures it has introduced, in the following areas:

- non-discrimination and transparency in third party access to the network;
- the confidentiality of sensitive information;
- managerial measures, staff commitments and
- the internal audit system.


Consult the Code of Good Practice of RTE.