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English version of the 2004 Power System Reliability Handbook.

Source: RTE 22/12/2005

RTE goes on-line with the English version of the 2004 Power System Reliability Handbook.

Published for the first time in 1999, the Handbook was a response to calls by many industry players for an easy-to-read document, describing the main steps taken to guarantee the reliability of the power system.

So successful was the first edition, that RTE commissioned a second Handbook in 2002. The new document included details of the first institutional changes brought about by the opening of the European electricity market and the creation of RTE, one of whose principal missions is to guarantee the reliability of the French power system.
On this occasion, the Handbook has put been made available on the RTE website. For easier access and use, it can be downloaded in its entirety or in separate chapters.

The 2004 edition contains a number of changes. Many chapters have been revised to give a clearer picture of the reliability of power systems, and to cover the new changes brought about by the opening of the markets (e.g. the introduction of the Balancing Mechanism). It also details the lessons learned following the major incidents that affected the US, Switzerland and Italy in 2003.
To ensure it is distributed even more widely and in response to numerous requests from players in other countries, the Handbook has now been translated into English. The English version includes the latest updates on new developments in the industry (interconnection expansion, ETSO, UCTE's activities, updated maps, etc.).

English version of the 2004 Power System Reliability Handbook.