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Is the closure of Fessenheim the cause of the power cuts expected this winter?

2020-11-22T01:06:38.438Z

VERIFICATION - The manager of the electricity networks, RTE, warns that the end of winter will be tense. Is it because the 1.8 gigawatt of the Alsatian nuclear power station is definitely at a standstill?



THE QUESTION -

The French discovered this week that the country could run out of electricity this winter, and more precisely in February.

"France could experience electricity supply difficulties"

in the event of a prolonged cold spell, with temperatures between 2 ° and 7 ° C below seasonal norms, details RTE, operator of the electricity network and independent subsidiary of 'EDF.

So much so that the Minister of Energy Transition, Barbara Pompili, recognized that households could be briefly without electricity.

“In the extreme, we can consider very short cuts

,

said Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, on BFMTV.

It was referring to the ultimate way to avoid a total blackout: two-hour revolving cuts per package of 200,000 households or more.

Many observers blame the closure of Fessenheim, which represented an installed capacity of 1.8 gigawatts, to explain this very tense winter situation.

"By closing the plant out of ideology, En Marche exposed our country to power cuts

"

,

attacked the deputy for the constituency of the nuclear site, Raphaël Schellenberger (LR, Haut-Rhin).

The CGT is on the same line.

“The energy policy led by the government is leading us in the cold and in the dark

,” thunders Philippe Page Le Merour, secretary of the CSE-C of EDF SA.

All this because of the development of non-controllable renewable energies and the closure of Fessenheim and of coal-fired power stations without investment in controllable energies. "

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Source: lefigaro

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