The movement of active energy over the electricity grid creates additional flows, known as reactive energy.
The best known phenomenon, associated with reactive energy, is the appearance of low voltages in the wintertime. But over the last few years, the situation has tended to reverse from one season to the next, with high voltages occurring in summertime and between seasons, since the capacitors in operation at your industrial sites can accentuate this phenomenon. RTE is therefore asking you, its clients, to disconnect your capacitors during this period. As a result, all grid users will enjoy savings!
At the same time, RTE is continuing with its discussions about potentially making changes to the contractual framework by the time the TURPE 6 transmission system access tariff comes into force in August 2021 so as to more effectively take this lever into account.
July 26, 2019