Location and installed capacity of EDF SA's power plants and generation units in operation, for hydro. Of the more than 400 hydro facilities operated by EDF, only power plants with a capacity greater than 100MW are present on this dataset.
The geographical scope is metropolitan France, but without Corsica and the Ponant Islands.
Consolidated view as of 01/01/2022
Details on the categories of power stations:
Run-of-river: These falls normally operate on a base load basis and use whatever flow is available.
Falls with reserve : Falls with reserve store all or part of the inflow in their reservoirs, in order to produce in hours of high demand. Depending on how long a reservoir is filled, 2 cases can be distinguished: Lock & Lake .
Tidal: Its operation consists of taking advantage of the ebb and flow of the tide to alternately fill and then empty a reservoir by operating turbines incorporated
in the dam.
Pumped Falls: Pumped Falls are those in which water can be raised, from a lower to an upper pool, by means of pumps and accumulated for subsequent deferred use for power generation. Several categories can be distinguished:
Pure pumping whose purpose is to raise, at off-peak times of electrical consumption, volumes of water that will be turbined at peak times of electrical consumption. Pure WWTPs do not have gravity inflows to the upper basin.
Mixed pumping whose purpose is to raise, at off-peak times of power consumption, volumes of water that will be turbined at peak times of power consumption. The Mixed WWTPs have gravity inflows at the upper basin.
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