EDF will reduce the production of its nuclear reactor at St Alban 2 (1335 MW), in the south-east of France, by 1 GW during the first seven hours of Friday due to the low flow of the Rhône.
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An op-ed by Yves Marignac, coordinator of the nuclear energy and fossil fuel division at the NegaWatt Institute: The closure of Fessenheim marks a change of era in the relationship that our country has with nuclear power. For decades, it remained this totem erected during the Glorious Thirty Years: “pillar” of energy policy, symbol of national greatness and public service, synonymous – rightly or wrongly – with cheap and abundant electricity. all. This model has now lived. This is explained first of all by the crisis in which the industry has locked itself by not keeping its promises. The setbacks of the Flamanville EPR site are the most glaring illustration of this: launched in 2007 with a projected cost of 3 billion euros and commissioning promised in 2012, it has now reached 19 billion according to the Court of accounts, and will not be delivered before 2022. In addition, EDF is facing the massive aging of its fleet of 56 reactors, most of which were put into service in less than ten years, more than four decades ago. With a financially insurmountable perspective: the sudden change in this asset, which generates revenue, into a liability, with all the expenses associated with the management of materials and waste that accumulate and with dismantling.
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