France: shut down of the oldest nuclear plant after incident, no danger posed

22/04/2014 10:00


The oldest nuclear power plant in France, Fessenheim, was closed on Saturday after an incident at the facility away from the reactor which did not cause any jeopardy, according to the EDF operator.

The reactor 2 of the Fessenheim plant was automatically shut down when a valve controlling the steam supply to the turbine generator has accidentally closed. Technicians were trying to solve the problem, but they did not fix yet a restart date, as stated by an EDF spokeswoman. The oldest reactor 1 in France Fessenheim, has been stopped since April 9 when a leak was discover in a water supply pipe. The plant with a capacity of 1,800 megawatts is not so popular because of its age and position in an earthquake-prone region of eastern France. Mass media started to show interest in the plant ever since President Francois Hollande declared in his electoral oath he intended to close it by 2016. The two reactors of the Fessenheim plant of 900 MW each have been in operation since 1977.

KKR unit targeting 135-MW FRV solar project in India

22/09/2020 08:53:00

A unit of US private equity group KKR & Co (NYSE:KKR) is in advancedĀ talks to buy the 135-MW Indian solar portfolio of Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), the Economic Times reports.


Daily (21.09.2020): German spot power price fell by more than 13% on stronger wind output

21/09/2020 11:25:00

A slide in oil prices was noticed on Friday, as worries about the increasing number of coronavirus infections across the world stalled oil demand. Furthermore, a potential return of oil output from Libya weighed on the oil market. However, a new tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico limited losses. Hence, Brent crude slipped by 0.4% to $43.15 a barrel. At the same time, the American WTI dropped by 0.3% to $41.11 a barrel.


Diesel prices fall again on the back of easing global crude oil prices

21/09/2020 09:11:00

The recent fall in transport fuel prices comes in the wake of softening of global oil prices as an extended run of Covid-19 has depressed demand and created a glut in the market.