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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

HIGHLIGHTS

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, andreas.franke@spglobal.com

–Edited by Jonathan Fox, jonathan.fox@spglobal.com  https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/100318-french-nuclear-output-drops-to-41-gw-on-three-unplanned-outages

 

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

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