In response to the public-health crisis, EDF has made adjustments to all its activities in order to protect personnel working on its nuclear power plants. The execution of work that was due to be performed during the maintenance outages has been significantly affected, thereby reducing power output capacity. EDF is consequently adjusting its maintenance outage plan in order to optimise output capacity. Furthermore, the economic slow-down has brought about a drop in electricity consumption, which could potentially fall to 20%1 of usual levels, thereby resulting in reduced nuclear output. Working alongside the transmission system operator (RTE), and to help provide a continuous supply of power throughout the winter of 2020-2021, a number of nuclear reactors may have to be taken off line this coming summer and autumn in order to save fuel on these power plants. In view of these facts, EDF estimates that its annual nuclear output will be in the region of 300 TWh in 2020, whilst ranging from 330 to 360 each year in 2021 and 2022.
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EDF has withdrawn its financial targets for 2020 and 2021 as the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic impacts key areas of its business. In a statement yesterday, the French state-owned utility said these targets include the lower end of the forecast range for its core earnings in 2020 of EUR17.5 billion (USD19 billion).
World Nuclear News 15th April 2020 read more »
EDF has reduced its nuclear production target for 2020 by 20% compared to previous forecasts, to 300 TWh, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its reactor maintenance program, she said. announced Thursday. The company has warned that it may have to shut down “several nuclear reactors” this summer and fall in order to secure supplies this winter. “The economic slowdown results in a drop in electricity consumption of up to 20% [below] usual levels, which leads to a reduction in the use of power plants”, a- she declared.
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