(NEWS TARGET) – The president of France’s main electricity grid operator recently warned that energy shortages are very likely to occur during the winter and France will be forced to ration its electricity to survive.
Xavier Piechaczyk, president of Reseau de Transport d’Electricite (RTE), the country’s largest electricity transmission system operator, said the country is experiencing prolonged issues with its nuclear power infrastructure. If these problems persist, energy shortages are all but certain.
Nearly half of France’s nuclear power stations, all of which are owned and run by the majority state-owned utility company Electricite de France (EDF), are currently offline either as a result of corrosion problems or for routine maintenance. As of Monday, November 14, only 32 of EDF’s 56 nuclear-powered reactors were online. EDF hopes to bring the number of reactors online up to 43 by December, and 47 by January.
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