Good news. 28 nuclear reactors restarted before the end of the year!

This is good news that will save our country from the waters… but also a large part of Europe.

The shortage will not occur if this schedule is kept.

“EDF confirmed that 32 reactors are still shut down. As of December 25, 28 reactors should be back in service, the other 5 by February 2023.

Can France rely on nuclear power this winter? At the end of the Defense Council, the Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher assured that “EDF is committed to restarting everything for this winter. The government will be vigilant to ensure that this schedule provided by EDF from October, one plant will be reactivated every week..

These recommissionings will start according to EDF’s schedule from September for 12 reactors. In October, 4 reactors, then 7 in November will follow and finally 4 in December. Here is the list of reactors concerned on the day of their return to service and the reasons for the shutdowns:

• September 2022
Blayais 3 => Constant maintenance 03/09/2022

Cruas 4 => Regular maintenance 03/09/2022

Gravelines 2 => Regular maintenance 05/09/2022

Gravelines 4 => Regular maintenance 03/09/2022

Gravelines 5 => Regular maintenance 09/09/2022

Paluel 2 => Regular maintenance 07/09/2022

Dampierre 1 => Shutdowns for fuel economy/optimization 09/17/2022

Bugey 2 => Regular maintenance 09/21/2022

Saint-Laurent 1 => Regular maintenance 09/28/2022

Gravelines 3 => Regular maintenance 09/29/2022

Cruas 3 => Regular maintenance 09/30/2022

Bugey 4 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 09/30/2022

• October 2022

Flamanville 2 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 09/10/2022

Dampierre 2 => Regular maintenance 10/15/2022

Saint-Alban 2 => Regular maintenance 10/19/2022

Tricastin 3 => Constant maintenance 24/10/2022

• November 2022

Cattenom 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 01/11/2022

Chooz 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 13/11/2022

Cattenom 4 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 14/11/2022

Belleville 2 => Routine maintenance 16/11/2022

Tricastin 4 => Constant maintenance 17/11/2022

Chinon B3 => Corrosion Control 20/11/2022

Penly 2 => Regular maintenance 23/11/2022

• December 2022

Saint-Laurent 2 => Closures for fuel economy/optimization 12/1/2022

Chooz 2 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 11/12/2022

Cattenom 3 => Corrosion Control 11/12/2022

Flamanville 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 25/12/2022

• January 2023

Civaux 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 08/01/2023

Civaux 2 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 01/14/2023

Penly 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 01/23/2023

• February 2023

Blayais 1 => Routine maintenance 01/02/2023

Golfech 1 => Maintenance + Corrosion control 02/18/2023

Have all the repairs been done? This is not possible and it is possible to logically imagine that these restarts are under the rule of “calculated risks”.

It is the French nuclear power that will save Europe and especially Germany, which will undoubtedly allow us to leave the lights on.

This situation in which we find ourselves owes nothing to chance. We let things happen, we stopped investing in nuclear power to chase chimeras at windmills.

Coming back to reality is always difficult.

The real topic is how to strengthen nuclear security again and again, and there is not only a real topic that is often avoided but also a lot of work.

Charles SANNAT

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