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EDF Halts Two French Nuclear Reactors; Current Outages

July 23, 2012

Electricite de France SA halted its 1,300-megawatt Cattenom-3 and 1,330-megawatt Flamanville-1 reactors for maintenance on July 21, according to the nation’s grid operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite.

EDF started its 915-megawatt Saint Laurent-1 nuclear power plant on July 21 and its 1,310-megawatt Golfech unit on July 22 after scheduled maintenance, RTE data show.

EDF, the world’s biggest nuclear power plant operator, has 41 reactors online, representing 70 percent of available nuclear capacity, RTE data show. EDF’s 58 atomic plants generate about 78 percent of the country’s power.

The following table lists EDF’s nuclear 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
Flamanville-1           1,330      July 21        --
Cattenom-3              1,300      July 21        --
Dampierre-1               890      July 14        --
Chinon B-1                905      July 14        --
Nogent-1                1,310      June 22        --
Blayais-4                 910      June 20        --
Cattenom-4              1,300    **May 29       July 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      July 29
Cruas-4                   915      March 24       --
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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