Thomas Piquemal, EDF’s chief financial officer, has confirmed that France’s state-owned utility is under no pressure to sell assets and supports a development plan for its electricity transport unit RTE.
France’s electricity transmission system operator RTE is field testing a new type of overhead power line using Nexans’ carbon fibre composite technology – the first time this conductor design is being deployed in Europe.
French high-voltage grid operator Reseau de Transport d'Electricité, a wholly-owned unit of Electricité de France, has selected 19 foreign and domestic suppliers to supply it with electricity to maintain the country's network, from July through December 2003.
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth over €150m RTE for the development of two submarine and land export power cable systems.
RTE and GRTgaz have created a common databank to analyze how power production from renewables can be better integrated into France’s electricity system.
France is to support under-pressure Belgium’s energy grid this winter, despite potentially having power shortages of its own.