EDF further delays the restart of several nuclear plants

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PARIS (Reuters) – French nuclear operator EDF has further delayed the restart of several of its nuclear reactors affected by stress corrosion, in some cases until as late as June, as it struggles to get enough units online to meet winter power demand. EDF has faced an unprecedented number of outages at reactors this year due to a delayed maintenance schedule and stress corrosion, reducing nuclear output to 30-year lows just as Russia’s war in Ukraine hit Europe’s energy supplies. The restart of the 1.3 gigawatt (GW) Penly 2 reactor was delayed four and a half months to June 11, according to a …

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