France likely to restart coal-fired power plant to deal with energy crisis fueled by Ukraine war
- Jun 27, 2022 2:58 pm GMT
The ministry is not ruling out "operating the
The plant will produce approximately 1% of the country's electricity.
It originally consisted of six coal-fired units of which only one, producing 647 megawatts, was operational until March. The Cordemais power station in
In order to avoid power cuts during the winter, when electricity consumption is at the highest due to increased heating needs, the ministry is turning back to coal power.
Under climate and energy rules introduced in 2019, coal-fired plants can operate for up to 700 hours per year. In view of the energy crisis, the operational rules were relaxed for January and February, allowing coal plants to work up to 1,000 hours annually.
In a fifth package of sanctions, the
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