The Nogent Nuclear Power Plant is located in the French commune of Nogent-sur-Seine, on the right bank of the Seine, in the west of the Aube department. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) to the west of Troyes and 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Paris.

The Nogent Nuclear Power Plant houses two reactors each of 1300 MWe and the site has a total area of 100 hectares. Each reactor has its own cooling tower 165 metres (541 ft) high.

It produces about a third of the yearly electricity consumption of Île-de-France and employs around 700 regular workers.

Events in Nogent Nuclear Power Plant

  • A fire drill on October 2, 2001 by the Nuclear Safety Authority of France confirmed that it took about 50 minutes between the time of the drill the time the second team responded.
  • On September 30, 2005, water was accidentally sprayed on electrical cabinets; the reactor was automatically stopped. Nobody was injured and there were no radiation releases. It was classified as 1 on the INES scale.
Nogent Nuclear Power Plant
Official name Centrale Nucléaire de Nogent
Country France
Locale Nogent-sur-Seine
Coordinates 48°30′55″N 03°31′04″E / 48.51528°N 3.51778°E / 48.51528; 3.51778 / 48.51528; 3.51778
Status Operational
Construction began 1981
Commission date October 21, 1987 (October 21, 1987)
Operator(s) EDF

Turbine information
Manufacturer(s) Alstom

Power generation information
Installed capacity 2,726 MW
Annual generation 19,331 GW·h
Net generation 304,690 GW·h