Title: France Ministry of Ecological Transition: portal for hydroelectric

Language: French

Type: Website

Nature: Government Website

Published: September 4, 2021

Region: Europe and Central Asia

Country: France

Sector: Energy and Power

Keywords: Hydropower, Energy and Power, Energy and Power Core

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Hydroelectricity is the second source of electricity production behind nuclear power and the leading source of renewable electricity in France. This sector is important for the electricity system in several ways, particularly in terms of network balance and security. France is historically well equipped with a significant development of hydroelectric works from the beginning and throughout the twentieth century. The current stake for the State is to ensure the modernization and the compatibility of the park with the increased requirements of safety and environment on the one hand, and to allow the exploitation of the residual deposit on the other hand.

Updated: October 25, 2021