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Centralized production of electricity from natural gas

Source : GRTgaz (2021)

Description 

This map shows the locations of the centralized production sites for the power generation using natural gas currently in operation or planned in France as of July 1st 2021

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Analysis

In 2020, the electrical capacity of the French natural gas power plants is 6.7 GWe. The commissioning of the Landivisiau power plant, scheduled for the winter of 2021/2022, will bring the electrical capacity of French power plants running on natural gas to 7.2 GWe.

The year 2020 was marked by a production decrease (35 TWh, -10.4% compared to the last year) due in particular to an overall decrease in electricity consumption related to the COVID pandemic. The natural gas-fired power plants partially compensated for a drop in nuclear production due to maintenance planning and compliance with environmental constraints in this period of high temperatures and drought during the summer of 2020.