RTE is a French company in charge of electricity transportation between electricity suppliers (French and European) and consumers, whether they are electricity distributors or industrial consumers directly connected to the transmission system. With more than 8 000 employees, 100 000 km of power lines and 2 700 power substations, RTE’s network is the largest in Europe. www.rte-france.com/en
RTE is a End User in the Eiffel Team. RTE provides a definition of the use-case and technical support for the definition of the end-user driven task. RTE will put at the team’s disposal a site for the pilot experiment and will provide technical assistance for setting up this experiment.
RTE has been investigated the use of MAVs for inspection since 2011. Since that time, the company has gained significant experience on the pros and cons of this technology for its industry.