ACEF Speaker 2021

Pascal Bertolini

RTE international

Pascal BERTOLINI started working as researcher at EDF, Paris in 1982 after finalizing his education as engineer (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité). Since 1999, he has been working at RTE, the French Transmission System Operator. He now works as director at RTE-International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RTE, which promotes and markets throughout the world, the know-how and expertise of RTE.

With ADB, he manages consultant teams lead by RTE International working in technical assistances to increase regional cooperation and cross-border energy trading within Central and South Asia countries, in a context of large-scale renewable energy integration. He also managed the consultant team in charge of drafting the Afghan grid code.

He has an extensive experience in the field of power system planning, access to the grid, ancillary services, grid codes and contractual agreements with grid users. At the department of RTE in charge of the access to the grid in France and abroad with RTE-International, he manages many projects for developing the transmission system, adapting grid codes and regulation on ancillary services, for facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources.


  • Regional Session: Decarbonization in Central Asia: Managing Reserve Capacities to Support the Development of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Generation (ADB - Central and West Asia Regional Department)