French nuclear output is approaching the 30 GW mark slightly behind schedule as Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Oct. 11 called upon operator EDF to have 50 GW available by early-January. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Reactor output peaked at 29.44 GW during Oct. 11 morning peaks, the highest since early-June, but EDF delayed three reactor returns scheduled for the coming days at Paluel 2, Cruas 3 and 4 by a few days. Le Maire told state broadcaster France Info that returning reactors as soon as possible was EDF’s priority, with the ramp-up schedule needing to to be respected. The state-owned company had the competency and the total engagement of its employees to achieve 50 GW in early-January, Le Maire said. Some 24 out of EDF’s 56 reactors are scheduled to return before the end of the year, which […]