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French power generation down 7% due to nationwide strike

French power generation down 7% due to nationwide strike

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The data showed that power generation was curtailed at five nuclear reactors and three coal-fired power generators by 2220 GMT as workers in the power sector joined the strike.

A nationwide strike in protest over planned pension reform has reduced French electricity generation by around 4.8 gigawatts or 7% of current generation capacity, data from grid operator RTE and utility EDF showed on Monday.

The data showed that power generation was curtailed at five nuclear reactors and three coal-fired power generators by 2220 GMT as workers in the power sector joined the strike that has hit several sectors including public transport and schools.

Source: reuters
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