Not enough electricity from nuclear power plants: France is also threatened with blackouts in winter

19 Sep 2022 10:10 p.m

France’s energy regulator warned on Monday that under certain constellations the country could face bottlenecks in the electricity supply in winter. Unlike Germany, France is somewhat less dependent on gas supplies thanks to its nuclear power plants, but cannot cover all its needs with nuclear power.

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In France, too, private households could be hit by power outages in severe frosts this winter, the head of the energy regulator CRE, Emmanuelle Wargon, told the radio station on Monday France Info:

Under no circumstances will there be gas shut-offs in private households. But when it comes to power supply, we may have to make tough decisions about limited shutdowns

These can last several hours and will be very local – at the community or county level – with prior notification to citizens.”

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The regulator noted that the shutdowns will not affect critical infrastructure, including hospitals. Extreme measures could be avoided if the winter gets relatively warm, Wargon added.

France relies more on nuclear energy than any other European country and generates about 70 percent of its electricity needs in this way. However, about half of the 56 nuclear reactors have recently been shut down for maintenance purposes, primarily to successively eliminate identified corrosion problems.

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