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

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

Excellent news that could well save our country from the waters… but also a large part of Europe.

Shortages will not occur if this schedule is maintained.

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

Will France be able to count on nuclear power this winter? At the end of the Defense Council, the Minister for the 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 given by EDF is met. Starting in October, one plant will be reactivated every week..

These new commissionings will begin according to EDF’s schedule from September for 12 reactors. In October there should be 4 reactors, then 7 in November and finally 4 in December. Here is the list of the affected reactors with the day of their return to service and the causes of the shutdowns:

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

Cruas 4 => Routine maintenance 03/09/2022

Gravelines 2 => Routine Maintenance 05/09/2022

Gravelines 4 => Routine Maintenance 03/09/2022

Gravelines 5 => Routine maintenance 09/09/2022

Paluel 2 => Routine maintenance 07/09/2022

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

Bugey 2 => Routine maintenance 09/21/2022

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

Gravelines 3 => Routine maintenance 09/29/2022

Cruas 3 => Routine maintenance 09/30/2022

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

• October 2022

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

Dampierre 2 => Routine maintenance 10/15/2022

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

Tricastin 3 => Routine maintenance 10/24/2022

• November 2022

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

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

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

Belleville 2 => Routine Maintenance 11/16/2022

Tricastin 4 => Routine maintenance 11/17/2022

Chinon B3 => Corrosion Control 11/20/2022

Penly 2 => Routine Maintenance 11/23/2022

• December 2022

Saint-Laurent 2 => Stops for fuel saving/optimization 12/1/2022

Choice 2 => Maintenance + Corrosion Control 11/12/2022

Cattenom 3 => Corrosion control 11/12/2022

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

• 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 02/01/2023

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

Have all the repairs been done? It is unlikely and most logical to imagine that these restarts are under the “calculated risks” rule.

It is French nuclear power that will save Europe and Germany in particular, which will certainly 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 after windmill chimeras.

Returning to reality is always difficult.

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

Carlos Sannat

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