|Nuclear Power Plant with 4 PWR|
The Paluel Powerplant in Haute-Normandie consists of four pressurised water reactors or PWRs, by far the most common type of reactor in use today. Each reactor has an electric power of 1.3 million kilowatts (GW). Nuclear Power plant are expensive. especially because of safety requirements. To be competitive such facilities must be large. For instance the 4 units of the Paluel power plant shown above, for instance, is capable of satisfying the energy demands of 5 million people in a technologically advanced country such as France.
|LA MEDIATHEQUE EDF / MARC MORCEAU (1990)|