Wednesday, December 7 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 05
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Berlin concerned as outages stretch French electricity market


    September 19, 2022 - dpa English

     

      Berlin (dpa) - The French electricity market remains tense, according to German ministry sources, due to ongoing maintenance at a large number of nuclear power plants.

      Germany's Economics Ministry has assessed the situation on the French electricity market as still "very tense," dpa has learned.

      The two nations regularly exchange electricity with France normally the supplier. However, that dynamic has changed this year, with only a few days in September when more electricity flowed from France to Germany than back.

      That is because more than half the France's fleet of 56 nuclear power stations were recently out of action for maintenance, with many showing corrosion cracks in crucial components.

      That caused serious problems for the country that is heavily reliant on nuclear-generated electricity.

      Berlin now fears France may not have sufficient capacity to export power abroad, should Germany run short this winter.

      Russia's war has sent power prices soaring and governments in Europe are scrambling for alternative sources of power, particularly Germany, which depends heavily on energy from Russia.

      In France, in early September, only nuclear power plants with a capacity of 25 gigawatts (GW) were connected to the grid, according to dpa's information, with plants with a capacity of 36 GW not in operation.

      This caused a "historic low," according to German ministry circles, which said a "return of up to 20 GW is planned, but it is still unclear when this additional capacity will be on the grid."

      # Notebook

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.