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France power markets long-term outlook H2 2014

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Report summary

France's power market is dominated by nuclear power - the legacy of the major programme of reactor construction undertaken during the 1970's with the objective of reducing the country's dependence on foreign fuel imports. France is now in the process of developing a new generation of nuclear reactors, with the commencement, at the end of 2007, of construction on a 1,600 MW plant at Flamanville - employing so called Generation III+ PWR technology.

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    Executive summary

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    Economic outlook

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    Market structure

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    Policy and regulation

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This report includes 19 images and tables including:


  • Power demand by sector
  • Economic outlook: Image 1
  • Existing capacity
  • Forecast new capacity
  • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Supply: Image 3
  • Generation capacity and peak demand
  • Reserve margin
  • Supply-demand balances: Image 1
  • Supply-demand balances: Image 2
  • Supply-demand balances: Image 3
  • Trade: Image 1
  • Prices: Image 1
  • Prices: Image 2


  • Economic outlook: Table 1
  • Market structure: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation: Table 1
  • The liberalisation of France’s gas and power markets has been progressed largely in line with EU Directives, although a number of deadlines for key milestones in market opening were missed along the way, prompting threats of legal action from the European Commission. From July 2004, the gas and power markets were open to competition in all end-user sectors, with the exception of the residential market, with full market opening occurring from July 2007. Still, the markets continue to be dominated by the respective incumbents, not least because these suppliers have been able to continue to offer regulated tariffs.
  • Policy and regulation: Table 3

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