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EDF Starts Cruas-1 Nuclear Unit: Current French Outages

August 21, 2012

Electricite de France SA started its 915-megawatt Cruas-1 nuclear power plant today, French grid operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite said on its website.

The world’s biggest nuclear power plant operator has 40 French reactors online, representing 68 percent of the country’s available nuclear capacity, RTE data show. EDF’s 58 atomic plants generate about 78 percent of France’s power.

The table below 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.


UNIT NAME                 MW         OUT        RETURN
St. Alban-1             1,335      Aug. 11        --
Tricastin-1               915      Aug. 11        --
Cruas-3                   915      Aug. 4         --
Paluel-2                1,330      Aug. 4         --
Blayais-2                 910      Aug. 1         --
Flamanville-1           1,330      July 21        --
Cattenom-3              1,300      July 21        --
Dampierre-1               890      July 14        --
Chinon B-1                905      July 14      Aug. 22
Nogent-1                1,310      June 22        --
Gravelines-5              910      May 19       Aug. 25
Paluel-3                1,330      May 19       Aug. 25
Dampierre-4               890      May 5          --
Gravelines-3              910      April 28       --
Tricastin-3               915      April 28       --
Cruas-4                   915      March 24     Aug. 25
Civaux-2                1,495      Feb. 18        --
Chooz B-2               1,500      Feb. 16      Aug. 25

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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