PARIS Oct 13 The chief executive of French
utility EDF said on Thursday he hoped more offline
nuclear reactors could return to production before the end of
the year, following reports that France could face tight
supplies this winter.
"We are working to make sure reactors that are on outage
resume production," EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Levy told reporters.
"We are still carrying out demonstrations with ASN and we
hope that some of these reactors will resume production by the
end of the year," he said.
Power prices have spiked sharply higher in recent weeks on
fears of supply shortages.
(Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by
Geert De Clercq)