Dominique Maillard / CEO, RTE (France’s national electricity network)

Last updated on profile page : May 30th, 2014

BIO

A graduate from École Polytechnique, general mining engineer, Mr. Maillard has chaired the board of RTE since May 18, 2007, after holding positions of director-general of the energy and materials in the Ministry of industry (1998-2007) and previously director of economics, strategy and investment in SNCF (1995-1998). In 2002 and 2003, he chaired the Executive Committee of the International Agency of Energy.

By Dominique Maillard on Paris Innovation Review

Les premières lignes de haute et très haute tension se sont d'abord développées autour de moyens de production centralisés, hydraulique et thermique, puis nucléaire. Les besoins de consommation des zones urbaines et industrielles ont ensuite guidé le tracé de nouvelles lignes. Avec la croissance des renouvelables, ce sont de nouvelles logiques qui émergent. Elles contraignent le réseau à évoluer, mais mettent en lumière son rôle essentiel dans la transition énergétique.
The electricity transmission network is the backbone of the electrical system, a key asset in the energy transition. It must both adapt to new means of production and meet changing consumption needs. Today, the rise of renewable electricity and solidarity between territories are the main drivers of the evolution of this electricity network. The stakes are high.

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