RTE’s investments within the scope of businesses regulated by the CRE (Energy Regulatory Commission) totalled €1,456 million in 2019. Investments were concentrated mainly on continuing work on the new interconnector with England (IFA2), the DC interconnection between France and Italy passing through the Fréjus safety tunnel (“Savoy – Piedmont”), and the restructuring of the 225 kV network in Haute-Durance.
Work also continued during the year on the Avelin – Gavrelle and Carrières – Breteuil –Valescourt projects, and initial investments were made in the Saint-Nazaire project.
The RTE investment programme approved by the regulator for 2020 totals €1,808 million. The increase relative to 2019 is explained by a combination of projects: completion of work on the Savoy – Piedmont interconnection, continuation of work on the IFA2 interconnection and Haute-Durance project, and the ramp-up of work on connections for offshore wind farms, the Avelin – Gavrelle project, and local undergrounding initiatives related to the 2024 Olympic Games. Lastly, the budget includes investments relating to the connection of the Combined-cycle gas turbine plant in Landivisiau.