EDF: Update on the Flamanville EPR

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Update on the Flamanville EPR

Following the decision authorising the commissioning of the Flamanville EPR by the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), EDF teams began to load the nuclear fuel assemblies into the reactor vessel at 2pm on May 8, 2024.

The operation will last several days and 241 fuel assemblies will be loaded into the reactor vessel.

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EDF will continue start-up, inspection and testing operations over the next months, in close collaboration with and under the supervision of ASN.        

Connection to the national grid is scheduled for summer 2024.

About EDF
The EDF Group is a key player in the energy transition, as an integrated energy operator engaged in all aspects of the energy business: power generation, distribution, trading, energy sales and energy services. The Group is a world leader in low-carbon energy, with a low carbon output of 434TWh, a diverse generation mix based mainly on nuclear and renewable energy (including hydropower). It is also investing in new technologies to support the energy transition. EDF’s raison d’être is to build a net zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services, to help save the planet and drive well-being and economic development. The Group supplies energy and services to approximately 40.9 million customers (1) and generated consolidated sales of €139.7 billion in 2023.

(1) Customers are counted per delivery site. A customer may have two delivery points.

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