The Saint-Nazaire wind farm disconnected from the network for several hours

The mobilization against the pension reform continues, particularly in the energy sector. Here is a new demonstration: on Thursday, the offshore wind farm in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) was disconnected from the electricity grid for several hours, we learned from concordant sources. “The new offshore wind turbine platform in Saint-Nazaire was turned off for at least five hours,” said the CGT RTE, claiming other cut-off actions in France, particularly in the industrial zone of the plain of the Ain. “No compromise, no mediation, no bogus meeting, only one watchword: withdrawal! “, also indicated the CGT in its message.

“The Saint-Nazaire wind farm was disconnected from the electricity grid from 10:11 a.m. to 1:13 p.m. for the first link and until 3:52 p.m. for the second,” said the management of the high and very high voltage line manager RTE. The two cables that connect this highly symbolic installation within the framework of the development of renewable energies in France, were therefore disconnected for three hours and five and a half hours, according to RTE, which confirmed that the energy produced by the wind turbines did not have no longer supplied the transmission network during this period.

RTE will file a complaint

The perpetrators of the action apparently broke into the Prinquiau substation, which links the maritime network and the land network, to disconnect the two lines, according to RTE, which has announced its intention to carry complaint, as he always does, after this type of action. The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind platform, inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron at the very beginning of autumn, is the very first offshore wind farm commissioned in France, 10 years after its award. Its 80 wind turbines must ensure the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 700,000 people.

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