EDF plans outages at Cattenom NPP to save fuel

1 November 2023

EDF says additional outages at the 1,300 MWe units 1&2 of its Cattenom NPP are planned to save about six months-worth of fuel before their next scheduled refuelling in 2025. “As of today Cattenom 1 will have to save a quantity of fuel equivalent to 160 days of full load operation” before its next refuelling outage scheduled for April 2025, EDF noted in a statement. Cattenom 2, needs to save 26 days-worth of fuel before its refuelling outage in January 2025. The fuel saving “will be done through imposed load limitations or outages”, EDF said. These outages will enable the reactors to save fuel for colder periods when power demand increases.

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