© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Electrical power pylons of high-tension electricity power lines are seen next to the EDF power plant in Bouchain
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Electrical power pylons of high-tension electricity power lines are seen next to the EDF power plant in Bouchain

PARIS (Reuters) – Strikes by workers protesting against a French nuclear reform plan reduced nuclear power generation by more than 1 gigawatt by 2057 GMT on Wednesday, including 1.7 GW at hydro power stations, data from power group EDF (PA:) showed.

The Penly 1 reactor is operating at limited capacity due to the strike, down 1,070 megawatts (MW) to 260 MW. The drop in production is expected to continue until the end of the strike Thursday evening, the data showed.

The disruption represents around 3.6% of available production capacity as of Wednesday evening, the data showed.

Electricity demand for Thursday is forecast at around 70.2 GW due to cold weather. France was a net power importer throughout most of the day Wednesday, the data showed.

The reform plan involves a restructure of EDF, including a split between the company’s nuclear and renewable energy activities, which unions fear would pave the way for a dismantling and privatisation of the group.

Plans for the latest strike were announced a week ago as a follow-up to a walkout on Nov. 26 that led to a drop in nuclear output that was the equivalent of four reactors.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)