Other "significant" cracks discovered in two nuclear reactors

Nuclear: Other “Significant” Cracks Discovered in Two Reactors

SAFETY CONCERNS: EDF has detected another defect due to a phenomenon known as thermal fatigue on a weld of an emergency pipe in two reactors After the discovery of a crack in Penly 1, disappointments follow. EDF detected on Thursday another “significant” defect due to a phenomenon known as thermal fatigue on a weld of an emergency pipe […]

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Prolonged shutdowns at Nuclear power stations in France after safety concerns

Nuclear: Prolonged Shutdowns on Other Sites after the Discovery of a Crack in Penly

POWER STATIONS: ASN is asking for more checks, which will lengthen the duration of shutdowns at certain Nuclear power station sites We press pause. A larger-than-expected crack has been detected by EDF at Penly 1 on an emergency pipe used to flood the reactor with water in the event of a nuclear accident. This will lead to the extension of […]

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The Safety Authority summons EDF to "revise its strategy" after the discovery of a crack in Penly

Nuclear: The Safety Authority Summons EDF to “Revise its Strategy” after the Discovery of a Crack in Penly

SAFETY BREACHES: ASN asks EDF to react following the discovery of a crack in the Penly Nuclear power station  The Nuclear Safety Authority has ordered EDF to “revise its strategy” when a major crack was discovered on a weld in an emergency circuit of a shutdown reactor, Penly 1, in Seine-Maritime. EDF mentions a “significant stress corrosion defect” on an emergency pipe […]

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Electricity production in France at the lowest level for 20 years

Electricity Production in France at the Lowest Level for 20 Years

UNDERVOLTAGE: Main cause of this plunge: the shutdown of many EDF nuclear reactors France had in 2022, never produced so little electricity since 1992, a declining record which is largely explained by the shutdown of many EDF nuclear reactors affected by problems of cracks, announced Thursday by the operator of the electricity transmission network RTE in its annual report. “Total […]

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Power cut in Ile-de-France due to short circuit

Giant Power Outage in Ile-de-France after a Short Circuit

On Wednesday 27th November 2019, thousands of homes in Ile-de-France were impacted by a power cut around 10pm. A short circuit would be the cause of the failure. Day – night, day – night. This is what happened in Ile-de-France for two to three minutes, this Wednesday 27th November 2019, around 10pm. The region was impacted by a giant power […]

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New incident at the Cattenom nuclear power station in Moselle

New Incident at the Cattenom Nuclear Power Station in Moselle

A new incident was reported at the Cattenom nuclear power station in Moselle. EDF reassures and asserts that there is no impact on safety and the environment. EDF has also announced a new incident at the Cattenom nuclear power station near Thionville (Moselle), a site that the public company operates. On the night of June 25th to June 26th, […]

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Electricity prices will rise 5.9% on June 1st

Electricity: Prices will Increase by 5.9% on June 1st

The increase of 5.9% for electricity was proposed by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) in February, but the government has postponed this increase of three months, the maximum delay Regulated electricity tariffs are to increase by 5.9% as of 1 June, according to a government document consulted by AFP on Wednesday. The government submitted Tuesday to the Higher Energy Council […]

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One of the reactors at Fessenheim has shut down because of the heatwave

Heatwave: Shutdown of a Reactor at the Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant

One of the reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear power station had to be shut down because of the hot weather. It is the fourth in France to suffer the consequences of the heatwave. EDF said on Saturday that it shut down one of the two reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear plant (Haut-Rhin) because of the hot weather. In […]

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Emmanuel Macron gets agreements on nuclear and beef

China: Emmanuel Macron gets Agreements on Nuclear and Beef

China visit on Monday 8th January, Emmanuel Macron clinched an agreement on Tuesday for Areva and the lifting of the Chinese embargo on beef Emmanuel Macron , who hopes of re-balancing the trade relationship with Beijing, won this Tuesday 9th January, the second day of his visit to China, a providential agreement for Areva and announced a lifting of the chinese  embargo […]

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Regulated tariffs of electicity, proposed by EDF to 27 million households, rise 1.7% on August 1st

Electricity: The Regulated Prices up 1.7% on 1st August

The government announced this Friday 28th July, the 1.7% increase in regulated electricity tariffs, as from the 1st August. The government announced on Friday 28th July that regulated electricity tariffs applied by EDF to 27 million households will increase by 1.7% on the 1st August, as part of the annual review of these tariffs. Rates “are […]

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