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Switch To Local Power Generation Possible

The Flamanville nuclear plant sits around 30 miles from Guernsey

Guernsey Electricity says it may produce more power locally to ease pressure on the European grid.

The decision to switch to the Vale Power Station's diesel generators will be made on a day to day basis, if Electricite de France requests it.

Doing so would ease demand a little in Europe, at a time that volatile prices, caused in part by the war in Ukraine, are causing what is being described as an 'energy crisis' on the continent.

Alan Bates, the CEO of Guernsey Electricity, says it would be the right thing to do:

“We want to be a good neighbour and help Europe during this energy crisis, as many countries are starting to introduce stringent measures to restrict consumption."

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