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 Composite image of Europe at night 2016 - Credits NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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RTE, a major player within Europe’s power system

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Through its real-time integration of renewable energy sources, Europe’s electricity network plays an instrumental role in the fight against global warming. With the opening-up and integration of the European market, it also gives Europeans on-demand access to the most affordable sources of energy.

For nearly seventy years, energy has been a cornerstone of the European project, seeking to maintain the continent’s security of supply. This goal has now become a reality. The electricity network is truly European. It is the outcome of a dual ambition sought by the European Union: the political will for solidarity and a desire for market integration. Transmission system operators (TSOs) sustain the European network in real time. More than 400 interconnections link us together, providing real electrical solidarity between the countries of continental Europe.

In the leading position of Europe’s biggest high and ultra-high voltage network, RTE plays a pivotal role in Europe’s electricity sector, supporting the EU’s energy policy. Alongside its fellow European TSOs, it is building and strengthening cross-border connections in order to increase its capacities for exchange with its neighbours. RTE works closely together with its fellow TSOs to maintain the European network’s security of supply. They work together with electricity stock exchanges in order to couple the different markets and consolidate Europe’s electricity market. 

The future holds numerous challenges: helping to achieve the Green Deal’s carbon-neutrality target by 2050 by continuing to integrate an increasing amount of renewable energy; supporting the integration of electric vehicles into the power system; supporting decentralised power generation.  In order to successfully complete the energy  transition in accordance with the EU’s objectives, transmission systems must continuously come up with novel solutions. RTE is actively involved in European research programmes seeking to develop technological innovations.

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Projet européen IFA2
Coreso
Key mandates supporting the future of Europe’s energy system
Interconnections supporting an integrated European power system
A major role in European cooperation
Established in response to Europe’s desire for a single electricity market, RTE – together with its European counterparts – manages the continent’s electricity network in real time.
With more than 400 cross-border connections, the European network links together nearly 600 million European citizens. These interconnections enhance security of supply, provide European consumers with more competitive sources of power and support the development of renewable energy sources.
In conjunction with its European counterparts belonging to the ENTSO-E organisation (European network of transmission system operators for electricity), RTE makes use of the tools required for the development and operation of a secure and efficient European power system. For this purpose, it relies on CORESO, the regional coordination centre.
Ligne marine - Atterrage
Key mandates supporting the future of Europe’s energy system
Established in response to Europe’s desire for a single electricity market, RTE – together with its European counterparts – manages the continent’s electricity network in real time.
Projet européen IFA2
Interconnections supporting an integrated European power system
With more than 400 cross-border connections, the European network links together nearly 600 million European citizens. These interconnections enhance security of supply, provide European consumers with more competitive sources of power and support the development of renewable energy sources.
Coreso
A major role in European cooperation
In conjunction with its European counterparts belonging to the ENTSO-E organisation (European network of transmission system operators for electricity), RTE makes use of the tools required for the development and operation of a secure and efficient European power system. For this purpose, it relies on CORESO, the regional coordination centre.
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 Ingénieur DI R&D RTE
Paysage électrique de RTE en Savoie
The European electricity market: instructions for use
A European R&D programme for tomorrow’s network
Thanks to the interconnection of domestic markets, the European electricity market drives prices downwards across the continent. In order to conduct these exchanges, TSOs and electricity stock exchanges have teamed up with each other.
Building tomorrow’s network requires ongoing research and innovation on a European scale. RTE plays a key role in these European research and development (R&D) projects.
 Ingénieur DI R&D RTE
The European electricity market: instructions for use
Thanks to the interconnection of domestic markets, the European electricity market drives prices downwards across the continent. In order to conduct these exchanges, TSOs and electricity stock exchanges have teamed up with each other.
Paysage électrique de RTE en Savoie
A European R&D programme for tomorrow’s network
Building tomorrow’s network requires ongoing research and innovation on a European scale. RTE plays a key role in these European research and development (R&D) projects.