New Report Available: France Power Report Q3 2016
New Energy market report from Business Monitor International: "France Power Report Q3 2016"
[USPRwire, Mon Jun 13 2016] Nuclear power will remain the dominant electricity source in France by generating over 75% of total output over our 10-year forecast period until 2025. The highest growth in capacity additions will come from non-hydropower renewable, bolstered by stringent emission targets hampering increasingly unprofitable thermal power sources.
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The French government stated it will commence the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear plant amid concerns and protests by Germany and Switzerland regarding the plant's safety. We remain cautious on our nuclear forecasts, as conflicting statements regarding the plant's closure have been made before. We will factor the decrease in generation in if the closure commences.
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GE has stated that operations at the Bouchain combined-cycle plant are expected to start mid-2016, after the first fire of the 9HA gas turbine was successfully achieved in December 2015.
The French government has launched a tender for the construction of small hydropower projects totalling 60 megawatts (MW) of small hydropower capacity.
A total of 180MW of biomass-fired capacity is expected to be procured between 2016 and 2018. The limited target is due to concerns over the sustainability of large-scale biomass projects, as a result of their impact on domestic forestry management.
UK-based company Intertek has been awarded the contract for environment and planning support for the FAB interconnector project between France and the UK. Construction is expected to commence later in 2016 and be completed in 2019.
The France Power Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.
The France Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.
Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for France to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.
Target business opportunities and risks France's power sector through our reviews of latest power industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in France.
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Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis, covering power markets, regulatory changes, major investments, projects and company developments.
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