RTE is a regulated monopoly public service provider. As such, most of its resources come from the tariff for access to the electricity transmission network which is set by the Energy Regulatory Commission. RTE places importance on financial and economic balance in order to guarantee long-term operating, investment financing and network maintenance, while providing the most cost-effective service possible that contributes to business competitiveness and household purchasing power.

A stable and regulated business model

The power transmission business is an activity regulated by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), which sets the network access tariffs. This also guarantees stability and long-term perspectives for RTE, its customers and its investors.

Financial Publications

Find all of our financial publications for download (activity report, management report, EMTN base prospectus...).

Key figures and financial news

Key figures that reflect our robust business model.

Financing and rating

RTE benefits from attractive borrowing conditions and endeavours to diversify financing sources.


From the date it was founded, RTE has been constantly developing a smart grid. Discover the main highlights our history.


As a limited company with a Management Boardand a Supervisory Board, RTE's autonomy, administrative independence and neutrality are enshrined in its governance procedures.

Our Ambition

At the core of the power system, RTE keeps the balance between power consumption and generation. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, we play a key role in directing the flow of electricity and maximising power system efficiency for our customers and the community.

Developing a sustainable grid

Societal, environmental and economic considerations are increasingly becoming an integral part of our work. We work closely together with our stakeholders to enhance our performance, both now and in the future.

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Thinking ahead to tomorrow's market

As part of the fight against global warming, the European Union has set itself ambitious targets for 2020.

Embody smart electricity: our R&D roadmap

RTE has set up an R&D roadmap for 2017-2020 to meet the major challenges faced by the French and European power system.

RTE: from past to present

From the date it was founded, RTE has been constantly developing a smart grid ...