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Whether you’re switching on the lights or the television, electricity is immediately available, 24/7. Every second of the day, RTE provides access to a safe and sustainable source of electrical power at the most affordable prices. A remarkable achievement. The energy transition is reshuffling the cards for the sake of the planet, raising RTE’s standards by yet another notch.

Electricity is difficult to store. It has to be used as soon as it is generated. RTE is consequently faced with a challenge that affects no other industry: maintaining a constant balance between power supply and demand.

And now, both sides of the scale are changing: on the one side, decentralised generation and the integration of renewable energy sources; on the other side, different ways of consuming. It is becoming increasingly complicated to manage the transmission system.
 

In order to maintain an uninterrupted supply of electricity, RTE is honing its skills.

EN Multiple challenges requiring multiple skills
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Centre dispatching national Saint Denis
 Ingénieur DI R&D RTE
Balancing supply and demand
Designing and implementing market mechanisms
When it comes to electrical power, storage options are limited because electricity has to be used as soon as it is generated. RTE’s job is to adjust this balance second by second. This means keeping its eye on the grid, controlling flows between regions and our European neighbours, and forecasting changes in power consumption in the short, medium and long term.
In its role of French Transmission System Operator, RTE designs and implements innovative market mechanisms on a European scale. These mechanisms provide everyone with access to safe, sustainable and affordable electricity.
Centre dispatching national Saint Denis
Balancing supply and demand
When it comes to electrical power, storage options are limited because electricity has to be used as soon as it is generated. RTE’s job is to adjust this balance second by second. This means keeping its eye on the grid, controlling flows between regions and our European neighbours, and forecasting changes in power consumption in the short, medium and long term.
 Ingénieur DI R&D RTE
Designing and implementing market mechanisms
In its role of French Transmission System Operator, RTE designs and implements innovative market mechanisms on a European scale. These mechanisms provide everyone with access to safe, sustainable and affordable electricity.
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Boulonnage d'un pylone - lignard RTE
Pylône en hologramme
Maintaining and making adjustments to the grid
Innovating in preparation for tomorrow’s grid
RTE manages and maintains the biggest power transmission system in Europe. The durations of its power outages are among the shortest on the continent. This achievement is due to constant infrastructure maintenance. Efforts to upgrade the grid are even more impressive, ranging from digitised control and the integration of renewables through to the mitigation of its effects on the environment.
In the next five years, France’s electrical grid will undergo more changes than it has done in the past 40 years. This is due to requirements associated with the energy transition, combined with digitisation, a driver of innovation.
Boulonnage d'un pylone - lignard RTE
Maintaining and making adjustments to the grid
RTE manages and maintains the biggest power transmission system in Europe. The durations of its power outages are among the shortest on the continent. This achievement is due to constant infrastructure maintenance. Efforts to upgrade the grid are even more impressive, ranging from digitised control and the integration of renewables through to the mitigation of its effects on the environment.
Pylône en hologramme
Innovating in preparation for tomorrow’s grid
In the next five years, France’s electrical grid will undergo more changes than it has done in the past 40 years. This is due to requirements associated with the energy transition, combined with digitisation, a driver of innovation.