[Press Release] RTE and SuperGrid Institute sign a partnership agreement to create a centre of excellence for direct current

RTE collaborate SuperGrid InstituteOn Friday the 22nd of January, Xavier Piechaczyk, Chairman of the board of directors at RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) and Hubert de la Grandière, CEO of the Institute for Energy Transition (ITE) SuperGrid Institute, signed a partnership agreement to develop a centre of excellence for direct current and power electronics. This partnership makes it possible to develop new collaborations in order to meet the challenges involved in energy transition by bringing together R&D skills and cutting-edge technologies.

Among the targeted joint actions, RTE and SuperGrid Institute intend to work together on R&D projects for the development of a direct current meshed grid, notably in response to the increase in power generated by offshore wind farms.