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Financial chief says EDF not under pressure to sell RTE

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.

RTE in first European trial of Nexans’ conductor design

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.

EDF in talks on sale of RTE grid network

French state-owned utility EDF is mulling the sale of its power distribution network in what could amount to a $17.1bn (EUR15bn) deal.

EDF to sell RTE in order to bankroll Hinkley

EDF is examining the prospect of selling off one of its prize assets in order to help pay for the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

France’s RTE picks 19 companies for network supply

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.
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Prysmian secures €150m offshore wind grid connection project with RTE

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth over €150m RTE for the development of two submarine and land export power cable systems.

French nuclear power output drops due to strike

Power output from France’s nuclear reactors dropped by around 6 per cent on Thursday as striking workers at plants across the country downed tools.

France’s power and gas system operators look to better integrate renewables

RTE and GRTgaz have created a common databank to analyze how power production from renewables can be better integrated into France’s electricity system.

EDF-owned French grid operator valued at $5.8bn

EDF's plans to sell almost 50 per cent of its RTE unit would value the operator of Europe's biggest high-voltage electricity transmission grid at more than $5.78bn (EUR5.2bn).

France to support Belgian energy security despite own potential shortages

France is to support under-pressure Belgium’s energy grid this winter, despite potentially having power shortages of its own.

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