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France Yearly Power Curve including heating

France Yearly Power Curve including heating

France has some 63 GW of nuclear capacity, easily enough to meet its general power demand of 40-55 GW (blue area). But when electric heaters are needed, power demand rises tremendously, so France maintains a fleet of other dispatchable generators for this purpose. They run at low loads or are switched off for much of the year – an inefficient process. Source: RTE

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