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Today's storm in the northern half of France : minor impact on the power transmission network

Source: RTE-DICAP 10/02/2009

Storm in the northern half of France has a minor impact on the power transmission network

The storm that swept across the northern half of France last night and this morning has had a limited impact on the high and extra high voltage network operated by RTE.

The 400,000 volt network has not been affected.

At the height of the storm, a total of six 225,000 volt EHV lines and 14 high voltage lines (63,000 and 90,000 volts) were affected in the western and central regions of France. Power was restored to two of the 225,000 volt lines by 10am, and to two of the high voltage lines during the course of the morning.

The impact on RTE's customers (distributors and industrial consumers) has been limited. At the height of the storm, four transforming substations (including three in the Nièvre region) were affected. The substation at Royan in Charente ? Maritime and the substation at Peroy near Cosne in the Nièvre region were restored to service by 10.30am. RTE plans to restore power to the remaining two substations to the south of Nevers around 1pm.

RTE is continuing to mobilize its teams to complete inspections, remove fallen trees where necessary and restore power to affected infrastructures as rapidly as possible.