Business activity report 2021
Foreword by Nicolas Bréham
Chief Executive Officer at RTE international
Throughout 2021, RTE international continued its exciting development, winning major projects in Africa, Europe and the Pacific. Our teams are working hard to support the power sector in its ambitious goal to achieve the energy transition. We are carrying out feasibility studies for offshore wind farms in the North Sea. We are developing coordination tools to facilitate interconnections in the ENTSO-E grid. We are digitalising infrastructure in the Balkans to better manage the network.
Becoming less dependent on fossil fuels – the energy sources that have shaped our industrial society – is a social, political, economic and, above all, technical challenge. Electrification is one of the levers which will make it possible to decarbonize our energy needs and address the current climate emergency. According to the IEA, the global demand for electricity will have doubled by 2050.
This will require us to transform our electricity systems and make them more efficient to meet the challenges of the energy transition. RTE international will assist networks operators in network studies and maintenance. We will share our knowledge and skills to create interconnected networks that will facilitate the integration of larger sources of renewable energy.
In order to tackle these challenges, we will draw on the expertise, technical skills and profound experience acquired by RTE, the largest electricity network in Europe which boasts 106,000 km of high-voltage lines, 2,800 substations, and 51 interconnections. Moreover, RTE international is a young and dynamic startup company with more than twenty nationalities and its own pool of determined and independent experts who come from renowned companies all over the world. Rest assured that we will put all our enthusiasm and knowledge into making the energy transition a success!