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Unplanned nuclear power outages makes France’s electricity output fall

French nuclear output drops to 41 GW on three unplanned outages, S and P Global Platts,- Andreas Franke –Jonathan Fox – 4 Oct 28


1.3 GW Belleville-2 in unplanned shutdown overnight

0.9 GW Gravelines-6 also taken offline overnight

0.9 GW Tricastin-2 restart attempt delayed again

London— French nuclear output fell below 41 GW Wednesday morning, with operator EDF listing three unplanned short-term outages with a combined 3 GW capacity, according to grid operator RTE…

some risks remain, with Platts Analytics noting the ongoing shift in the restart of reactors as a key factor.

The improved nuclear outlook in France is offset by a 2.5 GW shortfall in Belgium this winter and the permanent closure of the 1.3 GW Gundremmingen B reactor in Germany, with combined nuclear output across the CWE region for December seen barely above December 2017 levels, Platts Analytics said in its October report.

–Andreas Franke,

–Edited by Jonathan Fox,



October 5, 2018 - Posted by | business and costs, France

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