13. Penly NPP (EDF)

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The EDF nuclear power plant of Penly is composed of 2 1330 MWe Pressurized Water Reactors production units. The construction start years for the 2 units were 1982 and 1984, and their first commercial operation years were respectively 1990 and 1992. In 2013, the EDF Penly nuclear power plant produced 19 TWh, which represents about 3.5 % of the total French electricity production.

Visit program

  • 07:00: Transfer by bus from Paris to Penly NPP
  • 09:30: Welcome speech and presentation of the nuclear power plant operation
  • 10:00: Tour of the Turbine Hall and Control room
  • 12:00: On site lunch
  • 14:30: Tour of the Spent Fuel storage pool
  • 16:30: Transfer back to Paris
  • 19:00: End of visit

Note that before going on site each visitor must present a national identity card or a valid passport. The driving license is not accepted. It is recommended to wear casual clothing, suitable for industrial visit: pants, long sleeves, closed shoes with flat heels. The path includes stairs and elevators. The tour is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. Luggage, handbags, cameras and video recorders, mobile phones, dictaphones and laptops are prohibited during the visit.
The wearing of personal protective equipment (helmets and glasses) is mandatory.