The government wants to reform the regulation of the French nuclear fleet in order to guarantee coverage of EDF costs while protecting consumers from excessive price increases, according to a project presented to the press on Thursday. While the current system allows EDF’s competitors to buy up to 100 terawatt-hours (TWh) of nuclear electricity at 42 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) to supply their own customers, the proposed reform would remove this ceiling and would therefore induce the group to sell almost all of its nuclear production on the markets (total 379.5 TWh in 2019). At the same time, it would establish a “corridor”, with floor and ceiling prices which remain to be determined, making it possible both to cover the full costs of the nuclear fleet of the public electrician – with “reasonable remuneration” for assets – but also to limit the impact on consumers of the upward trend in market prices.
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Nuclear for everyone. The government unveiled, Thursday, January 16, the main lines of its project of ” new economic regulation of existing nuclear “, which aims to give all European suppliers with customers in France the possibility of obtaining electricity from nuclear origin
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The Fessenheim-1 nuclear power plant in France will be permanently shut down as scheduled on 22 February followed by Fessenheim-2 in June, French prime minister Edouard Philippe confirmed on Wednesday. Fessenheim-1 and -2 are both 880-MW pressurised water reactor units which began commercial operation in 1978. This makes them the oldest reactor units still operational in the French nuclear fleet.
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