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Nuclear Reactor Availability Falls By 2GW On Strike Action


Workers at EdF’s sites in France continued strike action on Monday, reducing nuclear generation capacity at three reactors by a total of 2GW, EdF remit data show.

  • Output has been reduced at the Tricastin 4, Civaux 1 and Flamanville 2 reactors until 10PM local time.
  • Hydropower output has been curtailed by 5.3GW.
  • Strike action at EdF’s sites is scheduled to last until 23 March.
  • Recent production curtailments amid industrial action has not had an impact on security of supplies as milder temperatures have weighed on French power demand.
  • Power consumption on Monday is expected to peak at 58GW. For 23-29 March, peak power demand is forecast to range between 48.2-59.7GW, RTE data show.

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