The French energy market today is characterised by a high reliance on nuclear-sourced electricity. The total installed capacity as at end 2015 was 129GW,组成和40兆瓦的容量63千瓦的核电装机容量从可再生能源,predominantly hydroelectric. Total installed wind capacity represented just 7% of installed capacity while solar energy accounted for 3% of total French capacity.
France's total net electricity production in 2015 was 546TWh for a total domestic consumption of 475TWh. 76% of the total production was derived from nuclear power sources and 19% from renewable sources. Of these renewable resources hydroelectric power accounted for 11% of total net production,风能和太阳能4%低于2%。
The French government has set a target of reducing its reliance on nuclear energy to 50% of the overall electricity mix by 2025. In parallel with its nuclear power objectives France has set ambitious targets for increasing its electricity supply from renewable resources. To fulfil its European climate change objectives,法国已经设定了一个目标,增加可再生能源的份额在2020年总发电量的27%,和2030年的40%。
France is the birthplace of the modern tidal energy industry. Extensive research undertaken over three decades from the 1940s ultimately led to the construction of the world's first tidal energy power plant on the estuary of the Rance River in Brittany which entered service in 1966.
兰斯电站,与双向潮汐堰一代能力,至今仍在运行,在法国,最便宜的电力with the original machinery continuing to perform exceptionally well in a marine 亚博 官网正规吗environment. The facility has also become a major tourist attraction,与70年每年有000游客。