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17/12/2001

Source : RTE

Energy consumption: record beaten on 12 December 2001 at 7 p.m.

France has beaten its power consumption record for the third time in a month.

17/12/2001

Source : RTE

RTE and GRTN are to jointly allocate part of the capacity to Italy for 2002.

GRTN and RTE will jointly implement a mechanism for the allocation of capacity to Italy for the year 2002.

13/12/2001

Source : RTE

RTE and GRTN are to jointly allocate a first capacity block of the interconnection to Italy.

GRTN and RTE are jointly implementing a mechanism to allocate capacities on the interconnection to Italy for Italian interruptible eligible customers.

11/12/2001

Source : RTE

France - United Kingdom Interconnection (IFA): RTE and National Grid publish the new version of the IFA access rules.

France - United Kingdom Interconnection (IFA): RTE and National Grid publish version 3 of the IFA access rules.

04/12/2001

Source : RTE

New Balance Responsible contract.

RTE is setting up a new Balance Responsible contract on the 1st December 2001.

04/12/2001

Source : RTE

Results of RTE's 3rd call for tenders relative to the purchase of energy to compensate for system losses.

RTE selects 18 suppliers for the purchase of power to compensate for system losses.

26/11/2001

Source : RTE

André MERLIN new Chairman of the SUPELEC Association.

André MERLIN new Chairman of the SUPELEC Association, Supervisory Board of the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité.

19/11/2001

Source : RTE

Electricity consumption: record beaten at 7 p.m. on 15 November 2001.

The French power consumption record was beaten at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 15 November, with a consumption peak of 72,450 MW.

09/11/2001

Source : RTE

Scientific co-operation agreement RTE - TEPCO

RTE signs scientific co-operation agreement with TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), Japan's leading electrical utility.

31/10/2001

Source : RTE

The tender documents to purchase the energy needed to compensate for power losses in the first half of 2002, will be available as of 8 November.

In November 2001, RTE organise a call for tenders to purchase the energy needed to compensate for power losses in the first half of 2002. All European suppliers are invited to take part.

29/10/2001

Source : RTE

ELIA and TENNET take a participation in the holding HGRT.

The Belgian and Dutch transmission system operators, ELIA and TENNET, join RTE in the Powernext share capital.

15/10/2001

Source : RTE

A first national institutional advertising campaign for RTE.

On 15 October 2001, RTE launches its first national institutional advertising campaign in 26 newspapers and magazines.

10/10/2001

Source : RTE

The euro, a step forward for every one, a commitment for RTE.

A new heading on the euro at RTE improves the internet site of RTE. Do not hesitate to consult this new column to find usefull informations on RTE euro commitments.

08/10/2001

Source : RTE

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

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.

27/09/2001

Source : RTE

France-United Kingdom Interconnection: modification of daily auctions specifications.

National Grid and RTE publish new arrangements for the daily auction, as of the auctions of 28 September for 1 October 2001.

10/09/2001

Source : RTE

Presentation of the second electrical interconnection between the isle of Jersey and France.

The second electrical interconnection between the Isle of Jersey and France (one of RTE's 45 international links), is among the very first projects conducted by RTE Normandy.

05/09/2001

Source : RTE

France - United Kingdom interconnection: publication of version 2 of the IFA 2000 Access Rules and of the quarterly auction specifications.

Today, National Grid and RTE are publishing version 2 of the interconnection Access Rules, as well as the quarterly auction sale specifications for October, November and December 2001.

02/08/2001

Source : RTE

France-Spain interconnection: a new power line project for the future Perpignan-Barcelona high-speed train (TGV)

The French Government decides to submit the project for the creation of a new power line between France and Spain to local consultation.

27/07/2001

Source : RTE

France-United Kingdom Interconnection: increase in the volume offered daily without a floor price.

As of the auctions of 1 August 2001, the level of daily auctions without a floor price will be 500 MW at the week-end and during the week, the other conditions governing IFA access remaining unchanged

26/07/2001

Source : RTE

Creation of Powernext: a new power exchange opening up the French market

Powernext, officially created today 26 July 2001,will manage the power exchange. RTE is one of the new company's shareholders within a European transmission system operator holding company called HGRT

19/07/2001

Source : RTE

Marlenheim - Vigy : last consultation stage before the public enquiry

The project for the reconstruction of the 225 kV line as a 400 kV line between Alsace and Lorraine has just entered the final key stage before the launching of the public enquiry.

09/07/2001

Source : RTE

The infrastructure of the Transmission System Operator at the service of the information society

The French Government has just agreed to go ahead with the expert evaluation and technical testing of the deployment of optical fibre cables on the French power transmission network.

02/07/2001

Source : RTE

André Merlin, CEO of the French TSO (RTE) has been appointed as Chairman of ETSO, the Association of European Transmission System Operators

André Merlin, Chief Executive Officer of the French Transmission System Operator (RTE) has been appointed as Chairman of ETSO, the Association of European Transmission System Operators

18/06/2001

Source : RTE

Results of RTE's 2nd call for tenders relative to the purchase of energy to compensate for system losses

RTE selects 17 European suppliers for the purchase of power to compensate for system losses

07/06/2001

Source : RTE

Power Transmission System : a successful first year of operation showing great promise for the future.

RTE, within a framework of smooth development, has fully taken up the challenges that it has had to face and reached its objectives, thanks to the efforts and skills of its 8,000 staff members.

14/05/2001

Source : RTE

RTE's tender documents relative to the second purchase of energy to be held in May and June 2001 to compensate for system losses are now available.

RTE will make an additional energy purchase to compensate for power losses during a call for tenders to be held in May and June 2001. All European suppliers are invited to take part.

29/03/2001

Source : RTE

From now on, RTE's accounts are separated from EDF's accounts

RTE's unbundled accounts have been approved by EDF's Board of Directors and confirm the independence of the French Power Transmission System Operator.

27/03/2001

Source : RTE

France - United Kingdom Interconnection: daily auctions

Today, RTE and National Grid are publishing specifications concerning auctions for the daily sales of France - United Kingdom interconnection capacities which will get under way as of 31 March 2001.

13/03/2001

Source : European Commission

UK-French electricity interconnector opens up, increasing scope for competition

The European Commission salutes the efforts made by RTE and National Grid to open up access to the France-United Kingdom interconnection.

01/03/2001

Source : RTE

Bad weather in the PACA region and consequences on the Power Transmission System

At 5.30 p.m., RTE restores continuity of power supply to the power transmission system of south-eastern France

01/03/2001

Source : RTE

Bad weather in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region: review of the situation on 1 March 2001

RTE has restored operation of 200 km of HV and EHV power lines out of the 300 km affected by the bad weather in south-eastern France

21/02/2001

Source : RTE

France - Italy Interconnection

Results of the process for the allocation of interconnection capacity between France and Italy.

15/02/2001

Source : RTE

RTE continues its consultation on the French balancing market via its Web site

The balancing market provides information to participate, test the operation of the market and receive advice and questions.

07/02/2001

Source : RTE

Attribution of transmission capacities between France and Italy

As announced, RTE is updating the rules for the attribution of capacities on the France-Italy interconnection, with implementation scheduled for 1 March 2001.

23/01/2001

Source : RTE

Attribution of transmission capacities between France and Italy

France - Italy: RTE extends the deadline for the submission of capacity allocation requests

09/01/2001

Source : RTE

Power Results 2000

RTE observes an ongoing increase in electricity generation and consumption, as well as power exchanges with foreign countries