RTE International

Electricity Market

Operating an interconnected electricity market

Since 1996, the creation of a liberal and open European electricity market has increased the number of traders and the number of commercial transactions through bilateral contracts or power exchanges.



Due to its geographic location, RTE has been at the core of Europe’s interconnected grid and has played a significant role in setting up this market; firstly by establishing several connections between France and its neighbouring countries, and secondly by defining the technical and economic measures required to organise the market and facilitate exchanges between countries, with the help of its European counterparts.


RTE also played a key role in the creation and development of Powernext, the French electricity and gas power exchange.

Based on the specific challenges of your transmission system, RTE International experts can help you to: