European countries support France to overcome power shortages
Germany’s supply of electricity to its neighbors is a factor included in the research report scheduled for release next week, which is the basis for determining whether the government will renew the operating licenses of the country’s remaining 3 nuclear power plants.
The decision could affect Germany’s plans to end its use of nuclear power this year.
Germany has vowed to continue exporting electricity to neighboring France, even though it is facing gas shortages and must take energy-saving measures.
Germany has said it will continue to export electricity to neighboring France, even though it is facing gas shortages and must take energy-saving measures during the winter.
Speaking on 24/8, German Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy Patrick Graichen said:
“Only 50% of France’s nuclear power plants are operating. That’s why we, like Italy and others, basically export (electricity) to France.
That’s how the electricity market in Europe works.”
In Germany, the natural gas it is trying to save for heating for next winter – in case Russia cuts off supplies completely – is being burned in large volumes to produce electricity for export to France.
The shutdown of France’s nuclear power plants has caused electricity prices in the country to soar in recent months.