French nuclear generation fell to 38 GW Wednesday as 4 GW of heat-related restrictions took effect at the Golfech and Saint Alban nuclear plants in southern France, data by grid operator RTE showed. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The current heatwave forced nuclear operator EDF to take its 2.6 GW Golfech plant on the Garonne river offline Tuesday afternoon. Both 1.3 GW units are currently scheduled to return next Wednesday, according to EDF’s latest update Tuesday evening. In addition, EDF extended output restrictions for the two 1.3 GW reactors at Saint Alban on the Rhone river. Unit 2 has been ramped down to 260 MW for all of Wednesday and will remain restricted at 890 MW until 5:30 pm local time on Thursday, it said Wednesday morning. Unit 1 was restricted to 929 MW for 49 hours starting at 11:30 […]