<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>RTE (Electricity Transportation Network), a subsidiary of the EDF group</STRONG>, is a public service company which manages the electricity transportation network in France. The company has announced a <STRONG>future investment of 186 million Euros in the Rh&#244;ne-Alpes region in 2013</STRONG>, with the aim of <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/-news-ENERGIE-DEBAT-SUR-LA-TRANSITION-ENERGETIQUE-UN-COLLOQUE-EN-AVRIL-2013-A-LYON,n,7051,FR.jsp" target=_blank>developing the network in order to support and connect up the production of renewable energies.</A></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>The Rh&#244;ne valley will be the main work site</STRONG> where the replacement of several hundred kilometers of cables will be carried out. <STRONG>In Lyon, the RTE site at Brotteaux will be renovated</STRONG>&nbsp;<A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/implanter-une-entreprise/agences-de-developpement-economique,p,68,FR.jsp" target=_blank><STRONG>whilst a new site will be created at Confluence by the end of the year.</STRONG></A></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>RTE&#8217;s objective is to develop the production of renewable electricity (from wind, solar, and biomass sources) which, if one discounts hydroelectricity, only accounts for 0.9% of the region&#8217;s total production,&nbsp;despite <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/energie_solaire_environnement/developpement-entreprise,p,219,FR.jsp" target=_blank>a 28% rise in solar production capacity</A>. If regional electricity production has indeed risen by 11%, this is mainly due to the &#8220;<STRONG>high availability of nuclear power produced in the region, which represents a quarter of France&#8217;s entire nuclear production, as well as a 16% rise in the production of renewables</STRONG>&#8221; stated Christian Guilloux, regional director of the electricity transportation network.</P> <P align=justify><BR>&nbsp;</P>