French power generation increased to 38.6TWh in September, up 4% m-o-m and up 6% y-o-y. Thermal power generation, which includes coal power, totalled 3TWh, up 47.9% m-o-m but 27.1% lower y-o-y. Despite the on-going outages, nuclear generation increased to 29.4TWh, up 2.7% m-o-m and up 10.8% y-o-y, which highlights just what trouble the French nuclear fleet was in this time last year.
Renewable generation totalled 6.3TWh, down 3.7% m-o-m but 7.3% higher y-o-y. This includes hydro generation, which declined to 3.1TWh, down 11.5% m-o-m and down 8.7% y-o-y. On the other hand, wind output increased to 1.6TWh, up 32.5% m-o-m and up 66.1% y-o-y.
France produced 391.1TWh of power over the first 9 months of the year, down 0.9% y-o-y. Thermal power generation increased to 35.8TWh, up 34.1% y-o-y, whereas nuclear power generation declined to 283.3TWh, down 1.3% y-o-y. Renewable generation declined to 72TWh, down 10.8% y-o-y. This was mostly due to the fall in hydroelectric power output to 41.6TWh, down 20.2% y-o-y. On the other hand, wind generation increased to 16.2TWh, up 4.2% y-o-y.