Centralised production of electricity from natural gas

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Definition

This map shows the locations of the centralised production sites for the power generation using natural gas currently in operation or planned in France as of January 1st 2013. The power plants indicated as planned are those for which a connection contract has been signed with a TSO.

Analysis

Note the strong growth of centralised production of electricity using natural gas. Eleven electric power plants are connected to the transmission network for an installed capacity of 5.3 GWe. Other projects are currently being studied and may result in a connection to the network. The sharp rise in centralised production of natural gas-based electricity, in particular in combined cycle plants fuelled with natural gas, is related to their flexibility and high performance.