EDF's French nuclear output down 37.2% in September

A flag with the EDF logo flies next to the EDF power plant in Bouchain
A flag with the company logo of Electricite de France (EDF) and a French flag fly next to the EDF power plant in Bouchain, near Valenciennes, France, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Nuclear power generation at EDF's (EDF.PA) French reactors fell 37.2% year-on-year in September to 18.2 terawatt hours (TWh), mainly due to the maintenance of circuits affected by stress corrosion, the utility said on Tuesday.

EDF said on its website that total nuclear generation in France since the start of the year had been 209.2 TWh, down 22% compared with January-September 2021.

The French utility said its September nuclear power output in Britain was up 19.9% year-on-year at 3.2 TWh, against 2.7 TWh in 2021. Total generation in Britain since the start of the year was at 33.2 TWh, up 11.2% from January-September 2021.

Reporting by Forrest Crellin; Editing by Jan Harvey

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