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, Guadeloupe Operational

Nuclear[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Operational Notes gallery
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 (pressurized water reactor) 2,620 (2 x 1,310) 1987-1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Belleville NPP
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 3,640 (4 x 910) 1981-1983 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Blayais NPP
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) PWR 3,580 (2 x 910, 2 x 880) 1972
(retired 1994)
Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom and one 550 MW GCR reactors was retired
Bugey NPP
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 5,200 (4 x 1,300) 1986-1991 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Cattenom NPP
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 3,620 (4 X 905) 1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom and 3 GCR reactors was retired (70 180 and 360 MW)
Chinon NPP
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 3,000 (2 x 1,500) 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 1991
Chooz NPP
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 2,990 (2 x 1,495) 1998-2000 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Civaux NPP
Cruas NPP Cruas 44°37′59″N 4°45′24″E / 44.633056°N 4.756667°E / 44.633056; 4.756667 PWR 3,660 (4 X 915) 1983-1984 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Cruas NPP
The power plant at night
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 3,560 (4 x 890) 1980-1981 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Dampierre NPP
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 1,760 (2x 880) 1977 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
oldest PWR reactors in France still in commercial operation
Fessenheim NPP
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 4,230 (2 x 1,330, 1 x 1,570) 1985-2020 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
the first EPR (PWR 3rd generation) reactor in France, under construction, production's startup expected in 2020, the 100th reactor ordered from Framatome
Flamanville NPP (the third reactor is under construction)
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 2,620 (2 x 1,310) 1991-1993 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Golfech NPP
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 5,460 (6 x 910) 1980-1985 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Gravelines NPP
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 2,620 (2 x 1,310) 1987-1988 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Nogent-sur-Seine NPP
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 5,400 (4 x 1,300) 1985-1986 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Paluel NPP
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 2,660 (2 x 1,330) 1990-1992 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Penly NPP
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 2,670 (2 x 1,335) 1985-1986 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Saint-Alban NPP
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 1,830 (2 x 915) 1981 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom and 2 GCR reactors was retired (500 and 530 MW)
Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux NPP
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 3,660 (4 x 915) 1983-1984 Reactor supplier Framatome
T/G supplier Alstom
Tricastin NPP in the foreground (the 2 cooling tower belong to the old uranium enrichment plant in the background (which consumes 3/4 of the Tricastin Plant output))
retired reactors
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 (heavy water gas-cooled reactor) 70 1967
retired 1985
heavy water reactor, only one of its kind in France
Brennilis NPP
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 (gas-cooled reactor) 5 1956
retired 1968
Reactor supplier SACM
T/G supplier Rateau
Marcoule nuclear site. G1 is the yellow building
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 86 (2 x 43) 1959
retired 1984
Reactor supplier SACM
T/G supplier Rateau
G2 and G3 at Marcoule
Phénix Bagnols-sur-Cèze 44°08′36″N 4°42′42″E / 44.143333°N 4.711667°E / 44.143333; 4.711667 (Phénix) FBR (Fast Breeder reactor) 250 1973
retired 2009
Reactor supplier CEM
T/G supplier CEM
on the left : Phénix reactor; on the right G2 & G3
Superphénix Creys-Mépieu 45°45′30″N 5°28′20″E / 45.758333°N 5.472222°E / 45.758333; 5.472222 (Superphénix) FBR 1,242 1986
retired 1998
Reactor supplier Novatome
T/G supplier Ansaldo
Superphénix reactor

Thermal[edit]

Name Location Coordinates Capacity (MW) Operational Notes
Provence Power Station Gardanne 43°28′05″N 5°29′10″E / 43.468°N 5.486°E / 43.468; 5.486 (Provence Power Station) 750 MW (600 MW (coal) + 150 MW (wood-fired)) ? 300 metre tall chimney, managed by Uniper
Le Havre Power Station Le Havre 49°28′30″N 0°08′53″E / 49.475°N 0.148°E / 49.475; 0.148 (Le Havre Power Station) 600 MW (coal) 1969-today managed by EDF SA
Cordemais Power Station Cordemais 47°16′34″N 1°52′37″W / 47.276°N 1.877°W / 47.276; -1.877 (Cordemais Power Station) 1,200 MW (2 × 600 MW (coal)) 1967-today managed by EDF SA
Émile Huchet Power Station Saint-Avold 49°09′11″N 6°42′11″E / 49.153°N 6.703°E / 49.153; 6.703 (Émile Huchet Power Station) 1,478 MW (1 × 618 MW (coal) + 2* 430 MW (oil)) 1948-today managed by Uniper

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
Le Pouget Mas Audran 44°03′36″N 2°46′07″E / 44.059990°N 2.768597°E / 44.059990; 2.768597 (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) Vallorcine 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
Revin Pumped Storage Power Plant Revin 49°55′32″N 4°36′48″E / 49.925556°N 4.613333°E / 49.925556; 4.613333 (Revin Pumped Storage Power Plant) 800 Operational

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