Electricity Generation in France


Generation mix for France averaged over 2019

FuelFraction
Nuclear72%
Hydro10%
Fossil8%
Wind6%
Solar2%
Biomass+Waste1%

Net Exports

11%

  • Large exporter
  • Very large fraction of nuclear power
  • Demand variations are compensated mainly by hydro generation.
  • Nuclear generation is modulated to match the seasonal demand variations and also has some small modulation to compensate the diurnal variations.

Evolution of Fuel Mix


Demand Variations during Week (2018)


Diurnal Variations (2018)


Seasonal Variations (Average 2016-2018)