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EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

EDF is revising upwards its nuclear output estimate in France for 2020, to around 315-325 terawatt-hours. In April, the French state-owned utility said it expected generation this year to be about 300 TWh, down from an initial expectation of 375-390 TWh before the coronavirus outbreak.

read more... 07/07/2020

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New nuclear will ensure France's energy security, SFEN says

A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.

read more... 03/07/2020

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France completes closure of Fessenheim plant

French utility EDF yesterday permanently shut down unit 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France as scheduled. Its closure, together with that of unit 1 in February, was necessary under the country's energy transition law before EDF can bring new nuclear capacity online.

read more... 01/07/2020

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Rosatom, Framatome, GE agree to partner in tender for Bulgarian NPP project

Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom said on Thursday that it has signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with France's Framatome and US-based General Electric Steam Power to submit a joint bid for taking part in the tender for construction of Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bulgaria.

read more... 19/06/2020

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Iberdrola subsidiary secures 62 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for offshore project in France

The wind turbines will be installed at Ailes Marines’s facility in France, generating 750 jobs in the process.

read more... 01/06/2020

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