Hot Rivers To Limit French Nuclear Power Output Amid Energy Crisis

OilPrice.com | Aug 3, 2022 at 1:30 PM
  • Electricite de France SA, France’s state-owned utility, announced on Tuesday that it is highly likely it will be forced to extend cuts to nuclear generation as scorching weather pushes up river temperatures, making the water too hot to cool reactors.
  • France is facing an even bigger crisis with Europe’s biggest energy exporter turning into a net importer thanks to the country’s imploding nuclear sector.
  • And now the extreme heat is having an unusual effect: it’s making France’s rivers too hot to be used in nuclear reactors.