Key figures

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Here you will find key figures about nation-wide and regional power consumption, output, trade and power flows across the RTE network between the regions (excluding Corsica).

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Selection of France or of a French region (Corsica excluded)

Power consumption

MAX
MIN
88440MW
11/01/2021
clock 09:30
30092MW
08/08/2021
clock 06:45
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Electricity consumption in 2021
France
MAX
MIN
83161MW
22/01/2020
clock 09:30
28738MW
10/05/2020
clock 07:00
Updated Thursday 31 December 2020
Electricity consumption in 2020
France
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Consumption peak
history
102098MW
calendar08/02/2012
clock 19:00
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Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Historical maximum consumption
France

Generation capacity

Updated Sunday 1 August 2021
Generation capacity
France

Wind power output in France

Max
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Min
14521MW
calendar 13/03/2021
clock 12:30
157MW
calendar 20/04/2021
clock 11:00
Rate of
medium coverage
7.70%
7,70%

Rate of
maximum coverage
28.83%
28,83%
calendar 04/05/2021
clock 04:00
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Wind power generation in 2021
France
Max
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Min
13409MW
calendar 10/02/2020
clock 18:00
124MW
calendar 24/04/2020
clock 10:30
Rate of
medium coverage
8.81%
8,81%

Rate of
maximum coverage
32.49%
32,49%
calendar 27/09/2020
clock 06:00
Updated Thursday 31 December 2020
Wind power generation in 2020
France
Max
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Level of
maximum output
Grouper Created with Sketch. 14521MW
calendar 13/03/2021
clock 12:30

32.49%
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Level of
maximum coverage
Grouper Created with Sketch. 32,49%
calendar 27/09/2020
clock 06:00
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Historical maximum wind power generation
France

Solar generation in France

Max
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Min
8909MW
calendar 19/07/2021
clock 14:00
1308MW
calendar 06/02/2021
clock 13:30
Rate of
medium coverage
3.41%
3,41%

Rate of
maximum coverage
20.64%
20,64%
calendar 18/07/2021
clock 13:30
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Solar power generation in 2021
France
Max
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Min
7803MW
calendar 14/04/2020
clock 14:00
1143MW
calendar 23/12/2020
clock 13:00
Rate of
medium coverage
2.84%
2,84%

Rate of
maximum coverage
17.84%
17,84%
calendar 11/04/2020
clock 14:00
Updated Thursday 31 December 2020
Solar power generation in 2020
France
Max
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Level of
maximum output
Grouper Created with Sketch. 8909MW
calendar 19/07/2021
clock 14:00

20.64%
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Level of
maximum coverage
Grouper Created with Sketch. 20,64%
calendar 18/07/2021
clock 13:30
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Historical maximum solar power generation
France

Commercial exchanges in France

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Imports
maximum
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12284MW
calendar08/04/2021
clock 07:30

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Exports
maximum
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17304MW
calendar24/05/2021
clock 17:30
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Maximum trading in 2021
France
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Imports
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10148MW
calendar08/12/2020
clock 23:30

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Exports
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16735MW
calendar18/03/2020
clock 16:30
Updated Thursday 31 December 2020
Maximum trading in 2020
France
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Imports
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12284MW
calendar08/04/2021
clock 07:30

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Exports
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17415MW
calendar22/02/2019
clock 16:30
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Historical maximum trading
France

CO2 emissions in France

33
g CO2eq /kWh
Updated Sunday 19 September 2021
Average CO2 emissions in France in 2020
Live data

Tracking and understanding nation-wide and regional key figures


RTE provides you with nation-wide and regional key figures (excluding Corsica) on the following subjects:

  • Power consumption
  • Installed generation capacity (public electricity distribution network and power transmission system combined)
  • Wind power
  • Solar power
  • Trade between France and neighbouring countries
  • Power flows across the RTE grid between regions

 
These nation-wide and regional figures provide indicators including "maximum regional consumption" and "average wind-power coverage", to mention just a few.

While these indicators are provided for the current year and for the previous year, you will also find the maximum historical records (from the 1st of January 2012 for nation-wide data and from the 1st of January 2013 for regional data).

NB: Data about installed capacity is updated once a month. France’s installed capacity covers all regions of mainland France (excluding Corsica).

Power flows are carried across the lines of the public transmission system between regions (region to region or region to country in the case of cross-border regions). Key figures show the balance of power flows entering and exiting a region. Depending on whether the balance is a plus or a minus (+ or -), the region either imports or exports electricity.

Additionally, the maximum incoming flow means that a region’s output is less than its consumption: the region therefore has to import electricity to meet its needs. Some regions are constantly exporting electricity. In those cases, the maximum incoming flow is always 0 MW as the power-flow balance is never on the import side.