EDF ups production at two nuclear reactors

27/12/2016 11:22 Electricity Market

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French state-controlled utility EDF is boosting production at its 900 megawatt (MW) Gravelines 2 and Tricastin 3 nuclear reactors on Tuesday.

The reactors will reach capacity by December. 30, EDF said. However, EDF delayed the restart of three other reactors over the weekend from December 31 to early January. Both the Gravelines 2 and Tricastin 3 reactors were required to carry out safety checks by French nuclear safety watchdog ASN and they resumed production on December 26 after several months of closure. The ASN said the reactors may contain a high level of carbon which could lead to various failures. Tricastin 3, which was halted since May, is currently at 275 MW of capacity, while Gravelines 2 - out since September – runs at 385 MW of capacity. France has 58 nuclear reactors with total capacity of 63.2 GWe. The country gets two thirds of its electricity from nuclear generation.

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