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Nuclear outage lifts French weekend price

Saturday, February 11, 2012

PARIS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - French weekend prices jumped early on Friday as a second unplanned nuclear outage within 12 hours caused panic in the market about a supply shortage, but prices for next week were steady as warmer weather was expected to ease demand pressure.

French baseload power for Saturday delivery traded nearly twice as high as in the neighbouring German market at 100.00 euros, after EDF's 1,300 Cattenom 2 nuclear reactor went offline unexpectedly overnight, tightening supply margins already under strain from high winter demand.

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EDF's nuclear output availability falls in 2007

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - EDF said on Wednesday its nuclear output availability rate dropped by 3.4 percentage points to 80.2 percent in 2007 due to heavy works on its steam generators and low production levels at its Paluel plant.

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Fire on electric cables in Cattenom-2 NPP

On May 16th, 2004, a fire has started at about 12:15 in an equipment room containing electrical cables on the unit 2 of Cattenom NPP located in the French Moselle department.
EDF has triggered the on-site emergency plan and has shut down the unit 2. Firemen have intervened and have considered the fire extinguished at 14:25.
There is no people injured nor consequence to the environment.
As a precautionary measure, the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has activated its emergency centre and its representatives have gone to the Moselle Prefecture and to the NPP site.

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Risk of recirculation system valves becoming jammed in 5 NPPs

Risk of recirculation system valves becoming jammed in emergency core cooling system and containment spray system in Belleville, Cattenom, Golfech, Nogent and Penly NPPs.

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ABNORMAL PRESENCE OF A FILTER ON A DRAINING CIRCUIT OF THE REACTOR CAVITY

During the unit 1 annual shut-down for refuelling a filter has been discovered on a draining circuit of the reactor cavity.
This filter, installed during the last outage period, should have been dismantled before the start up of the plant in 1991.
The presence of this filter could affect the efficiency of the recirculation process in certain hypothetical situations.
This event is classified at level 2.

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PARTIAL INOPERABILITY OF THE REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM

On Wednesday, 12 June, when the reactor was undergoing startup tests and was operating for the first time at 30% of full power, the automatic shutdown mechanism, actuated as the result of an incident in the conventional part of the facility, failed to function owing to non-availability of control circuit.

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