FRANCE'S NUCLEAR POWER +10%
ENERDATA - 3 Dec 2021 - The French Energy Regulation Commission (CRE) has received requests for 160 TWh of nuclear power generation under the ARENH mechanism from alternative suppliers for 2022, which is 10% more than in the previous year (146 TWh). As demand was higher than the 100 TWh cap, the regulator has decided that all the 81 electricity suppliers that passed an order will receive around 62% of the amount they requested.
The ARENH law (Accès régulé à l'électricité nucléaire historique, 2010) obliges EDF to sell part of its nuclear generation (up to 100 TWh/year, i.e. around a quarter of its production) to alternative suppliers on the wholesale market at a regulated price (“ARENH price”), which has been set by the CRE at €42/MWh since 2012.