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French strike cuts power capacity by 2 GW

A strike is cutting France’s power capacity by 2,055 MW on Wednesday morning, of which 665 MW was nuclear, 1,160 MW coal and 230 MW hydro, the latest transparency data showed.

read more... 18/12/2019

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France's EDF extends Cruas 2 nuclear reactor outage to Saturday

French utility EDF on Wednesday extended the outage at its 900 MW Cruas 2 nuclear reactor by two days until Saturday, adding that resumption of power generation could be delayed by ongoing safety checks following an earthquake.

read more... 05/12/2019

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Daily (29.11.2019): French spot power price up 18% on Thursday on less nuclear availability and stronger demand

Crude oil prices diverged on Thursday, with WTI edging higher on intensified tensions between the US and China after President Donald Trump signed a bill backing protesters in Hong Kong. Despite a higher-than-expected rise in crude and gasoline inventories and a record peak in US production, WTI rose by 0.2% to settle at $58.25 a barrel. However, its European equivalent, Brent crude ended 0.3% down at $63.87 a barrel, extending losses hit in the previous session.

read more... 29/11/2019

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Daily (18.11.2019): French spot power price fell by more than 19% due to higher nuclear availability

Oil prices rose on Friday following the declaration made by OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo, stating that U.S. crude output is expected to fall in 2020. Brent crude surged by 1.6% to $63.30 a barrel.

read more... 18/11/2019

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France's EDF says no damage found so far at Cruas nuclear plant after earthquake

Checks carried out by French utility EDF at its Cruas nuclear power plant have revealed no anomalies so far, a company executive said on Tuesday, after it extended outages at three of the facility’s reactors until Nov. 15.

read more... 13/11/2019

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