Risk of a shortage of electricity : the warning from the Royal to the boss of EDF
When Ségolène Royal is not happy, she takes the pen. In a letter that we provided (read below), as of the date of 10 October and addressed to the CEO of EDF, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the minister of Energy and Ecology application of safeguards on the supply of electricity this winter. In question, the request by the nuclear safety Authority (ASN) shutdown of multiple reactors.
The tone employed by the minister reflected a certain restlessness. The letter begins with a reminder of the duties of the electrician’s French : “The security of supply of the French territory in electricity must be ensured, she wrote. EDF, the first electricity producer in France, is vested with a heavy responsibility in the guarantee of supply. “Before summer, on the 58 nuclear reactors, French (19 plants), 18 have been identified to be able to present anomalies in the forging of the steam generators. After control, the six reactors were finally allowed to restart. Seven others are under inspection. At the time the letter is written, the five remaining (Fessenheim, Tricastin, Gravelines and Civaux) still run normally. But Ségolène Royal seems to already predict their next stop, since she asked Jean-Bernard Lévy ” to anticipate possible applications of the DSC leading to downtime and additional some of the reactors “. Which does not fail to arriv e eight days later (our editions of October 19).
To the minister cracks a mail to the boss of EDF, is that it considers the situation a matter of concern. It is not the only one. The engineers of RTE (electricity transport Network) are working day and night for two days to review all their calculations. “We have to delay two weeks of our presentation of the different scenarios …
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