List of power stations in France

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The following page lists all power stations in France.

Geothermal[edit]

Station Capacity (MW) Location Status
Bouillante 2 Power Plant[1] 15 Bouillante, Gouadaloupe Operational

Nuclear[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Type Capacity, MWe Operational Notes
Belleville NPP Belleville-sur-Loire 47°30′38″N 2°52′34″E / 47.510534°N 2.8761864°E / 47.510534; 2.8761864 (Belleville Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,363 1987-1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Blayais NPP Braud-et-Saint-Louis 45°15′21″N 0°41′35″W / 45.255833°N 0.693056°W / 45.255833; -0.693056 (Blayais Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 4 x 951 1981-1983 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Brennilis NPP Brennilis 48°21′12″N 3°52′20″W / 48.3533°N 3.872203°W / 48.3533; -3.872203 (Brennilis Nuclear Power Plant) HWGCR 1 x 70 1967
retired 1985
heavy water reactor, only one of its kind in France
Bugey Saint-Vulbas 45°47′54″N 5°16′15″E / 45.798333°N 5.270833°E / 45.798333; 5.270833 (Bugey Nuclear Power Plant) GCR 1 x 555 1972
(retired 1994)
Reactor supplier multiple vendors
T/G supplier Rateau and Jeumont-Schneider
Cattenom NPP Cattenom 49°24′57″N 6°13′05″E / 49.4158°N 6.2181°E / 49.4158; 6.2181 (Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 4 x 1,362 1986-1991 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Chinon NPP Avoine 47°13′50″N 0°10′14″E / 47.230556°N 0.170556°E / 47.230556; 0.170556 (Chinon Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 4 X 954 1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom and 3 GCR reactors was retired
Chooz-B NPP Chooz 50°05′24″N 4°47′22″E / 50.09°N 4.789444°E / 50.09; 4.789444 (Civaux Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,560 1998-2000 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Chooz-A is the first PWR reactor in Europe with capacity 310MWe began operation Apr 1967 and retired Apr 2010
Civaux NPP Civaux 46°27′24″N 0°39′10″E / 46.456667°N 0.652778°E / 46.456667; 0.652778 (Cruas Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,561 1998-2000 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Cruas NPP Cruas 44°37′59″N 4°45′24″E / 44.633056°N 4.756667°E / 44.633056; 4.756667 PWR 4 X 956 1983-1984 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Dampierre NPP Dampierre-en-Burly 47°44′01″N 2°31′02″E / 47.7336808°N 2.5172853°E / 47.7336808; 2.5172853 (Dampierre Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 4 x 937 1980-1981 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Fessenheim NPP Fessenheim 47°54′12″N 7°33′44″E / 47.9032247°N 7.5623059°E / 47.9032247; 7.5623059 (Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2x 920 1977 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
oldest PWR reactors in France still in commercial operation
Flamanville NPP Flamanville 49°32′11″N 1°52′54″W / 49.536389°N 1.881667°W / 49.536389; -1.881667 (Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,382 1985-1986 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
the first EPR (PWR 3rd generation) reactor in France
Flamanville-3 NPP Flamanville 49°32′11″N 1°52′54″W / 49.536389°N 1.881667°W / 49.536389; -1.881667 (Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 1 x 1,750 2014 Reactor supplier Areva
T/G supplier Alstom
under construction, the 100th reactor ordered from Framatome (now Areva)
Golfech NPP Golfech 44°06′24″N 0°50′43″E / 44.1067°N 0.8453°E / 44.1067; 0.8453 (Golfech Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,363 1991-1993 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Gravelines NPP Gravelines 51°00′55″N 2°08′10″E / 51.015278°N 2.136111°E / 51.015278; 2.136111 (Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 6 x 951 1980-1985 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Marcoule-G1 Bagnols-sur-Cèze 44°08′36″N 4°42′34″E / 44.143333°N 4.709444°E / 44.143333; 4.709444 (Marcoule) GCR 1 x 5 1956
retired 1968
Reactor supplier SACM
T/G supplier Rateau
Marcoule-G2 & G3 Bagnols-sur-Cèze 44°08′36″N 4°42′34″E / 44.143333°N 4.709444°E / 44.143333; 4.709444 (Marcoule) GCR 2 x 43 1959
retired 1984
Reactor supplier SACM
T/G supplier Rateau
Nogent NPP Nogent-sur-Seine 48°30′55″N 3°31′04″E / 48.515278°N 3.517778°E / 48.515278; 3.517778 (Nogent Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,363 1987-1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Paluel NPP Paluel 49°51′29″N 0°38′08″E / 49.858056°N 0.635556°E / 49.858056; 0.635556 (Paluel Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 4 x 1,382 1985-1986 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Penly NPP Penly 49°58′36″N 1°12′43″E / 49.976667°N 1.211944°E / 49.976667; 1.211944 (Penly Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,382 1990-1992 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
the second EPR reactor in France, is on planning
Phénix Bagnols-sur-Cèze 44°08′36″N 4°42′42″E / 44.143333°N 4.711667°E / 44.143333; 4.711667 (Phénix) FBR 1 x 250 1973
retired 2009
Reactor supplier CEM
T/G supplier CEM
Saint-Alban NPP Saint-Alban-du-Rhône 45°24′15″N 4°45′20″E / 45.4042957°N 4.7555351°E / 45.4042957; 4.7555351 (Saint-Alban Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 1,381 1985-1986 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Saint-Laurent-B NPP Saint-Laurent-Nouan 47°43′12″N 1°34′39″E / 47.72°N 1.5775°E / 47.72; 1.5775 (Saint-Laurent Nuclear Power Plant) PWR 2 x 956 1981 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Superphénix Creys-Mépieu 45°45′30″N 5°28′20″E / 45.758333°N 5.472222°E / 45.758333; 5.472222 (Superphénix) FBR 1 x 1,242 1986
retired 1998
Reactor supplier Novatome
T/G supplier Ansaldo
Tricastin NPC Bollène 44°19′47″N 4°43′56″E / 44.329722°N 4.732222°E / 44.329722; 4.732222 (Tricastin Nuclear Power Center) PWR 4 x 955 1983-1984 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom

Thermal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity, MWe Operational Notes
Provence Power Station Gardanne 43°28′10″N 5°29′10″E / 43.469444°N 5.486111°E / 43.469444; 5.486111 (Provence Power Station) 868 MW  ? 300 metre tall chimney

Hydroelectric[edit]

Station Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status
Grand'Maison Dam Isère 1800 Operational
Charmes Dam Beauchastel 44°49′26″N 4°48′40″E / 44.823757°N 4.811239°E / 44.823757; 4.811239 (Charmes Dam) 223 Operational
Bort-les-Orgues Dam Bort-les-Orgues 45°24′48″N 2°29′51″E / 45.413289°N 2.497512°E / 45.413289; 2.497512 (Bort-les-Orgues Dam) 240 Operational
La Roche de Glun Dam Bourg lès Valence 45°00′37″N 4°50′22″E / 45.010397°N 4.839448°E / 45.010397; 4.839448 (La Roche de Glun Dam) 186 Operational
Caderousse dam Caderousse 44°05′45″N 4°43′23″E / 44.095934°N 4.723075°E / 44.095934; 4.723075 (Caderousse dam) 156 Operational
Chastang Dam Belvedere 45°09′07″N 2°00′36″E / 45.151825°N 2.010005°E / 45.151825; 2.010005 (Chastang Dam) 282 Operational
Rochemaure Dam Chateauneuf du Rhône 44°35′33″N 4°43′35″E / 44.592568°N 4.726374°E / 44.592568; 4.726374 (Rochemaure Dam) 285 Operational
Donzère-Mondragon (Bollène) dam Saint-Pierre de Senos 44°18′13″N 4°44′33″E / 44.303735°N 4.742425°E / 44.303735; 4.742425 (Donzère-Mondragon dam) 354 Operational
Eguzon dam Éguzon-Chantôme 46°27′17″N 1°36′46″E / 46.454778°N 1.612759°E / 46.454778; 1.612759 (Eguzon dam) 12 Operational
Génissiat Dam Génissiat 46°03′10″N 5°48′46″E / 46.052714°N 5.812862°E / 46.052714; 5.812862 (Génissiat Dam) 396 Operational
l'Aigle Dam Aynes 45°14′37″N 2°13′29″E / 45.243727°N 2.224817°E / 45.243727; 2.224817 (l'Aigle Dam) 133 Operational
Marèges Dam Marèges 45°23′30″N 2°21′52″E / 45.391798°N 2.364335°E / 45.391798; 2.364335 (Marèges Dam) 272 Operational
Monteynard Power Station La Motte Saint Martin 44°57′40″N 5°41′20″E / 44.961181°N 5.688751°E / 44.961181; 5.688751 (Monteynard Power Station) 364 Operational
Pouget Power Station Mas Audran 43°39′22″N 3°24′06″E / 43.656035°N 3.401803°E / 43.656035; 3.401803 (Pouget Power Station) 444.5 Operational
La Bâthie Power Station Boudin 45°41′08″N 6°37′21″E / 45.685437°N 6.622497°E / 45.685437; 6.622497 (Roselend Power Station) 546 Operational
Sarrans dam Sarrans 44°49′46″N 2°44′26″E / 44.829479°N 2.740515°E / 44.829479; 2.740515 (Sarrans dam) 155 Operational
Saulce sur Rhône (Loriol Le Pouzin Dam) Le Pouzin 44°44′15″N 4°45′48″E / 44.737391°N 4.763410°E / 44.737391; 4.763410 (Loriol Le Pouzin Dam) 211 Operational
Serre-Ponçon Power Station Rousset 44°28′18″N 6°16′14″E / 44.471644°N 6.270618°E / 44.471644; 6.270618 (Serre-Ponçon Power Station) 380 Operational
Tignes Dam (Brevieres/Malgovert) Tignes 45°29′41″N 6°55′56″E / 45.494815°N 6.932142°E / 45.494815; 6.932142 (Tignes Dam) 428 Operational
Vallorcine Power Station (Emosson Dam) Châtelard 46°04′03″N 6°55′56″E / 46.0676332°N 6.9321907°E / 46.0676332; 6.9321907 (Vallorcine Power Station) 189 Operational
Vogelgrun Power Station Vogelgrun 48°01′13″N 7°34′26″E / 48.020257°N 7.573829°E / 48.020257; 7.573829 (Vogelgrun Power Station) 140 Operational
Vouglans Dam Vouglans 46°23′51″N 5°39′56″E / 46.397417°N 5.665560°E / 46.397417; 5.665560 (Vouglans Dam) 262 Operational

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