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EDF Starts Chinon B-4 Nuclear Reactor: Current Outages

July 20, 2012

Electricite de France SA started its Chinon B-4 nuclear power plant, according to the nation’s grid operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite.

EDF, the world’s biggest nuclear power plant operator, has 40 reactors online, representing 69 percent of available nuclear capacity, RTE data show. EDF’s 58 nuclear plants generate about 78 percent of the country’s power.

The following table lists EDF’s atomic units that are out of service, their generating capacity in megawatts, when they stopped and the expected return date, if known, according to RTE. Two asterisks highlight an unplanned halt.


UNIT NAME                 MW         OUT        RETURN
Dampierre-1               890      July 14        --
Chinon B-1                905      July 14        --
Nogent-1                1,310      June 22        --
Blayais-4                 910      June 20        --
St-Laurent-1              915      June 16      July 21
Cattenom-4              1,300    **May 29         --
Cruas-1                   915      May 26         --
Gravelines-5              910      May 19         --
Paluel-3                1,330      May 19         --
Dampierre-4               890      May 5          --
Gravelines-3              910      April 28       --
Tricastin-3               915      April 28       --
Penly-2                 1,330      April 5        --
Golfech-1               1,310      March 24     July 22
Cruas-4                   915      March 24       --
Blayais-1                 910      March 2      July 20
Civaux-2                1,495      Feb. 18        --
Chooz B-2               1,500      Feb. 16        --

Source: RTE

To contact the reporter on this story: Rachel Morison in London at rmorison@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Lars Paulsson at lpaulsson@bloomberg.net


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