The Law on energy transition has just been voted in France.
The Assembly adopts the text on energy transition
The French deputies adopted Tuesday by 314 votes against 219 the bill on the energy transition which aims in particular to reduce the share of nuclear power in the production of electricity from 75% to 50% in 2025 (Reuters).
What does that mean? That it will either be necessary to replace these 25% by other sources of electricity and, to help achieve this (as the calculation below will show): greatly reduce the consumption of electrical energy in France!
How France hopes to get there?
Mystery because 25% of French production (550 TWh) it's about 140 TWh !!
A large wind turbine of 3MW (those of 120m of mast!) With a load bill of 20%, go 25%, will produce: 3 * 8.7 * 0.25 = 6.5 GWh per year ... in 10 years it would therefore be necessary to install: 140 / 000 = 6.5 wind turbines or nearly 21 wind turbines of 500 MW PER DAY! In other words: impossible in 6 years!
While the nuclear 25% will definitely not be replaced by wind turbines! But instead of replacing these 140 TWh nuclear can also decrease, 25 25% remaining%!
So it will also necessarily go through energy savings through insulation, the ban on electric heating, small actions ... etc etc ...
This would make it possible to achieve this, perhaps and moreover more sustainably too! Because better a kWh saved than a nuclear kWh replaced by a fossil kWh and even wind power!
In all cases, the announcement effect… but be careful, this is only the vote by the Assembly, the implementing decree has not yet been voted… we can therefore fear a “wishful thinking” law?
Another solution for reducing the nuclear share from 75% to 50% would be… yes… to increase the overall consumption of electricity and to go from 550 TWh to 800 TWh!
It is certainly EdF's preferred solution! 😉
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