French utility EDF cut its 2019 nuclear power generation target in France for the second time this year due to unplanned and prolonged nuclear reactor outages, but said this would have no impact on its financial guidance. EDF reduced its target for French nuclear power generation to between 384 terawatt hours (TWh) and 388 TWh from 390 TWh, mainly due to extended outages at its Cruas nuclear power plant. It had previously cut the target to 390 TWh from about 395 TWh in October due to outages at its Flamanville 2 and Paluel 4 reactors, and the unplanned shutdown of the Flamanville 1 reactor.
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Initiated by Francois Hollande in 2012, the drama of the closure of the nuclear power plant Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) seemed to have found its epilogue September 27, with the announcement of an agreement between the French State and EDF to compensate the electrician for the industrial and social costs caused by the shutdown of the two Alsatian reactors in 2020. But the opponents of the atom, who had made the closure of the oldest of the French power stations (1978) a symbol, are not not satisfied: they are indignant precisely the conditions of compensation of the operator EDF which could reach at least “4 billion euros” according to the Nuclear exit network. According to our information, Sortir du nucleaire and other associations such as Alsace Nature and Stop Fessenheim will bring legal action this Thursday morning, before the European Commission in Brussels, to ask “The opening of an investigation for state aid”.
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EDF has extended the shutdowns of the four reactors of its Cruas nuclear power station (3.6 GW), in the Rhone Valley, with a restart phased between December 2 and 19, indicate the latest transparency data released Thursday.
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