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French power demand falls by 5.2 percent

Thursday, 07 December 2017

French electricity consumption fell 5.2 percent in October 2017 compared with October 2016 as warmer-than-expected weather curbed electricity consumption. The average temperature in Oct. 2017 was 2.3 degrees Celsius higher than Oct. 2016, RTE said in its monthly report.

Nuclear power generation accounts for more than three-fourths of France’s needs fell 3.3 percent in October 2017 compared with October 2016 due to reactor outages for refuelling, maintenance and safety checks ordered ...

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