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RTE and GRTgaz speed up the development of multi-energy solutions for regions


The complementary aspects of the electricity and gas transport networks open new perspectives for the construction of a global energy system that is smarter and oriented to the integration of renewable energies. Moving beyond existing cooperative projects on the security of supply, GRTgaz and RTE intend to draw benefit from the digital revolution to build a response to the regional issues of energy, transport and climate.

Consommation d’électricité et de gaz ; évolution de la consommation annuelle d’électricité et de gaz en France

Launch of open data platform opendata.reseaux-energies.fr

Open Data platform

This platform provides energy production and consumption data on national and local levels. Use of these multi-energy and multi-operator data will facilitate the development of local authority energy policies and contribute strongly to innovation. It will also contribute to the efficiency of stakeholders in the energy system to engage in more pertinent activities with regions. 

This first data set is part of the ongoing transparency approach adopted by GRTgaz and RTE to provide better information to citizens, regional authorities and economic actors, for use in developing and assessing energy policies. GRTgaz and RTE already operate websites (Open Data RTE, Open Data GRTgaz) and applications (GRTgaz+ and éCO2mix), which provide open access to key data concerning energy transport networks.

The new energy network data platform will be enriched over time with data from other electricity and gas infrastructure operators. 

RTE joins the Jupiter 1000 project driven by GRTgaz

The Jupiter 1000 project located in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) is designed to test the technical and economic viability of the Power to Gas concept. This consists in transforming surplus electrical energy from renewable sources into methane by combining hydrogen with CO2, for injection and storage in gas networks. RTE has joined the Jupiter 1000 project driven by GRTgaz and featuring seven other industrial partners, with several objectives: manage its needs for flexibility, develop the integration of renewable energy sources and make a valuable contribution to the successful outcome of the energy transition.

Signature of two cooperation agreements

GRTgaz and RTE will also pool their skills in engineering, technical expertise and prospective analysis, governed by two cooperation agreements on:

Interactions actuelles et futures entre les réseaux

GRTgaz is one of Europe’s leading natural gas transmission companies and a world expert in gas grids and transmission systems.
In France, GRTgaz owns and operates 32,450 km of underground pipelines and 28 compressor stations to transmit natural gas between suppliers and consumers (distributors or industrial firms directly connected to the transmission system). GRTgaz performs a public service role in guaranteeing the security of supply to consumers and sells transmission services to system users.
A significant player in the energy transition process, GRTgaz is investing in innovative solutions to adapt its system and to reconcile competitiveness, security of supply and environmental protection.

Transmission grid operator RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) is a service provider. Its fundamental role is to provide economical, reliable and clean access to electrical power.
RTE couples its customers to a fit-for-purpose infrastructure and delivers all the tools and services they need to make use of it to meet their requirements. We ensure that the supply of electricity is economically efficient, environmentally sound and secure. RTE operates, maintains and expands the HV and very high voltage transmission network. We guarantee the operational worthiness and safety of the electricity grid. RTE transports power from French and EU electricity suppliers to consumers, whether they be power distributors or industrial consumers directly coupled to the transmission grid. 105,000 km of HV lines carrying between 63,000 and 400,000 volts along with 48 cross-border lines connect the French power grid to 33 other European countries. This offers tremendous possibilities for essential electricity trading to ensure economic optimisation of the power grid. RTE currently employs 8,500 people.