EPR: a proven and robust technology for high energy demand
MW, the gross power output
years, the lifetime
12 to 24
months, the operation cycle length
The most powerful reactor worldwide
The EPR reactor has been designed with the highest standards of safety as well as optimized technical, economic and environmental performance.
EPR1200, the EPR mid-size adaptation
Entirely based upon the fully proven EPR design, the EPR1200 benefits from EPR’s robustness at a power output of 1200 MWe (instead of 1650), with the highest standards of safety as well as optimized technical, economic and environmental performance.
The EPR1200 is adapted to various site and grid conditions.
The EPR reactor: cutting-edge, safe, respectful of the environment
Benefitting from unrivalled operating performance, EPR is the only Generation III+ nuclear reactor in the world, already licensed by four recognised nuclear authorities: in France, the United Kingdom, Finland and China.
✓ A proven technical configuration for Generation III+ reactors resulting from 60 years of experience and mature PWR technology
✓ Nuclear safety is our overriding priority and is at the forefront of what we do
✓ A GEN III+ technology with the highest standards of safety with strong resistance:
- design taking into account external extreme hazards
- post-Fukushima requirements integrated in the design
- resistance to severe accident as per design: very low frequency of severe accident
✓ Outstanding operating performance with an availability over 90%
✓ An unbeatable flexibility thanks to load-following: capacity to adjust its power up to 80% in 30 minutes twice a day as per design
✓ A highly dispatchable solution with an availability 24 hours a day 7 days a week on demand
✓ A high degree of localisation to boost our clients’ economy
✓ Carbon-free electricity generation avoiding 10,5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per reactor per year
✓ Biodiversity preservation thanks to a limited land footprint and high energy density
Building a long-term partnership
EDF manages the entire nuclear power plant lifecycle:
DESIGN → BUILD → OPERATE → DECOMMISSION
Best-in-class proven and reliable EPR reactor
Hightest standards of safety
Overriding priority and commitment to safety.
Leading industial capabilities
50,000 people working on the whole nuclear value chain with a wide range of expertise.
Unrivalled operating experience
Leveraging the learnings of the biggest nuclear fleet operated worldwide.
Carbon-free electricity generation
Avoiding significantly CO2 emissions with the EPR minimal carbon footprint (6 to 12 g of CO2/kWh).
Log-term local anchoring
Localization track-record and capabilities creating industrial, social and economic value.
Training and skill development
Taillor-made training solutions and skills transfer to current and future generations.
Financing expertise for major projects
Competitive and innovative solutions in financing arrangements for new build projects.
A potential of more than 30 EPR reactors by 2050
With a potential of more than 30 EPR reactors across the world, EDF is fully engaged in nuclear new build activities and is committed to supporting its domestic program as well as several countries in their nuclear development.
- 2 EPR under development
- 2 EPR under construction
- 6 EPR under development
- 8 EPR un option
- 1 EPR under commissioning
- 1 EPR under commissioning (Fuel loaded)1
EPR under development in the European Union2
- Poland: 4 to 6
- Czech Republic: 1 + 3
- Slovenia: 1
- The Nertherlands: 1
- 6 EPR under development
- 2 EPR under operation
1 Project not under EDF's responsibility
2 EPR under discussion through tendering processes or bilateral discussions