Skip to comments.French warned over possible power cuts this winter
Posted on 11/09/2016 7:20:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
France may be hit by power shortages this winter, with almost one third of the countrys nuclear power plants out of action.
It might be time to bring out the extra blankets at home.
Grid operator RTE warned on Tuesday that it would have to take exceptional measures to keep the French warm this winter due to the fact that 20 of the countrys 58 nuclear power plants have been temporarily disconnected for safety checkups.
These measures may include short power cuts in certain areas of the country in order to continue providing electricity to homes during the winter period, it said in a statement.
And the French will be grateful for anything that can keep their homes warm, especially with recent temperatures that have already proven to be colder than usual in France, the operator noted.
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First world problems. No, wait...
So excited we’re going to have Trump in charge of the EPA and coal country can start getting back to work. Seems like several times a day I start thinking about things that weren’t possible before because of Obama that now are. Just makes me smile. :-)))
France gets most of its power from nuclear power plants and exports billions worth of electricity to other countries
Rather dumb to have 20 down at once, rather than a few at a time.
Not to worry.
2016 was the warmest year ever, right?
Power from the grid can be exported and sold because it cannot be efficiently stored. Use it or lose it.
However with power plants offline there isn’t excess power to sell
socialism coming home
The french are not smart enough to have a stealth plan to let their muslim hoardes freeze.
Lets hope for ice age 2017
They have options, like move to Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Syria... maybe Iraq, Saudi Arabia or Gulf States.
This is what our electric power grid situation would have ended up like with hundreds of billions of dollars spent on “green energy” projects by Hillary.
I was up near SF recently on vacation and was talking to a utility employee. He told me the nuts in Calif are getting ready to shut down Diablo Canyon Nuc Plants in the next couple of years because they have the alternate energy generation to replace it.
Yep, the dumbasses in Calif watnt to replace base load plants with wind and solar. Idiots.
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