Tuesday, February 7 2023 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Feb 06
Week of Jan 30
Week of Jan 23
Week of Jan 16
Week of Jan 09
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


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

    French electricity operator warns of possible power cut

    December 4, 2022 - Xinhua News Agency


      PARIS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- France may go through a period of reduced power given the weather and lower production capacity of the French nuclear giant EDF, warned Xavier Piechaczyk, president of the managing board of France's electricity transmission system operator RTE, on Thursday.

      Piechaczyk told the public radio channel France Inter that a power cut was possible but would only last "a few days."

      If the country continues to lower consumption, a power cut could be avoided, he said, inviting citizen to use the website MonEcowatt to monitor the electricity situation in their neighborhoods and see if they are "potentially" affected by the cut.

      France may face an electricity shortage in January 2023, according to RTE's latest forecast.

      Due to a harsh winter, heating consumption is likely to rise, thus causing red alerts over the grid, said Piechaczyk. Furthermore, the EDF is undergoing massive checks over its nuclear fleet, lowering electricity production.

      However, Piechaczyk said he was "fairly confident" in the EDF's generating capacity. "RTE expects a production capacity of 40 gigawatts by January ... against around 36 today," he said.

      French government spokesman Olivier Veran tried on Thursday to reassure the public. "We are not announcing to the French that there will be cuts," he said, adding that "if we were to have a particularly cold month of January and no adaptation of certain behaviors, then we do not exclude the use of measures, including load shedding." Enditem


    Other Articles - International


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2023 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.