RTE manages the public high-voltage power transmission network in mainland France. Its fundamental mission is to provide all its customers with access to an economical, safe and reliable electricity supply.
The company faces various issues to do with the impact of storms on network management, including the need to ensure continuity of service to its customers.
The services provided by Météorage enable RTE to :
- identify areas at risk of lightning strikes,
- correlate affected lines and strikes detected nearby to confirm that lightning is responsible for damage,
- put suitable measures in place and inform its customers.
Elia is an electricity transmission company based in Belgium.
In conjunction with Météo-France, Météorage provides Elia with comprehensive data for an accurate and reliable real-time picture of weather conditions in Belgium (temperature, precipitation, wind, hail, lightning, etc.). Elia also benefits from the Web Qurvey service, enabling it to identify lightning as the cause of damage on power lines in its network.
GRTgaz is the main manager of the gas transmission network in France.
Most sites use the Lightning Alarm service to make the necessary arrangements when a storm approaches: stopping any work in progress, sending out a maintenance team as soon as possible, ensuring the safety of personnel, and so on.
This service also ensures that GRTgaz complies with regulatory requirements.