Beyond the service it provides to French companies by managing the network transporting electricity, RTE also supports the French economy through its expenditures, salaries and taxes. Therefor it seemed necessary for RTE to be able to measure the impact of its flows directly injected to the economy and decipher local and national reaches, sector by sector.
In order to assess the socio-economic contribution of its activities in the 13 French regions and nationwide, RTE has worked with Utopies to quantify its direct, indirect and induced effects.
By decrypting how its activity influences job and wealth creation all the way down to the economic grassroots level, RTE improves on the comprehension of its business model.
The direct impact, indirect impact (resulting for RTE’s supply chain) and induced impact (resulting from households consumption and government expenditure) of RTE’s activity in France have been estimated by the LOCAL FOOTPRINT® tool, developed by Utopies, which is the first model in the world enabling an analysis of socio-economic impacts on a global scale.
The mission consisted in :
This study gives a clear and complete picture of RTE’s impact by going beyond its direct effects: the socio-economic footprint also includes the impact of RTE on its supply chain and on the local economy.
This study enabled measuring RTE’s different impacts in France and in the 13 regions for the year 2014: