EDF agents proceeded on Wednesday, in the dams, to the first cuts in electricity production in connection with the movement against the pension reform, causing the loss on the network of the equivalent of a nuclear reactor, without cause power cuts, we learned from concordant sources.
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At this time there are already production cuts in hydraulics
,” Fabrice Coudour, federal secretary of the FNME-CGT, told AFP, indicating that “
it puts the network under tension but it is without impact for the user
", confirmed by the manager of the high voltage lines RTE.
EDF confirmed this drop in production in an information message on its site: “
Loss of power available in progress on the EDF hydraulic park: 1210 MW.
This unavailability is linked to the current social movement
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French nuclear reactors produce between 900 and 1450 MW of electricity.
If there is a risk of outages, RTE may have to ask the operators to stop production cuts, as it has been able to do in the past.
Here, we don't do it, because we can compensate with our means of production, so there is no impact on the security of electricity supply
", confirms RTE.