NOUVELLES

Près de 30 000 foyers sont toujours privés d'électricité au Québec

23/12/2012 05:07 EST | Actualisé 21/02/2013 05:12 EST
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Pylons carrying electricity from Sizewell - where struggling nuclear group British Energy operates Sizwell B power station - stand over the Suffolk countryside. * The Government announced that British Energy is to be given another 240 million loan to keep the company in business until the end of November. The loan is on top of 410 million given earlier this month and is designed to prevent the nuclear generator from going into receivership.The emergency aid, which was timed to run out tomorrow, will now be extended until November 29. 24/02/03 The government is publishing its Energy White Paper, which is expected to send a strong message of support fof up to 20% of electricity to be produced by renewable energy. Campaigners had been hoping that the Government would stick to previous aims of ensuring that 10% of energy would be generated by renewables by 2010 increasing to 20% by 2020, but Energy minister Brian Wilson said last week he was less interested in setting targets than in creating the conditions which will help renewable energy take an increasing share of the market. 03/06/03 : British Energy has announced losses of 4.3 billion pounds. Most of the losses were caused by a 3.6 billion write-down in the value of its loss-making UK power stations. British Energy, which produces about a fifth of the UK s electricity needs, blamed the losses on the high fixed costs of nuclear generation along with the steep decline in wholesale power prices, which have fallen to about 15 per megawatt hour from 25 previously. *31/03/04: Ministers have been urged to take seriously the possibility of a link between radiation from electricity power lines and childhood leukaemia after a review of evidence from around the world suggests a doubling of risk for families exposed to long-term electromagnetic radiation levels above 0.4 microtesla. Experts have not ruled out that the increase - an extra two cases of cancer a year among half a per cent of the population - may be a statistical anomaly, but the National Radiological Protection Board, which advises ministers on radiation issues, has recommended that the Government should consider action.

Quelque 27 200 ménages québécois étaient toujours privés de courant, dimanche soir, en raison du mauvais temps qui a frappé la province en fin de semaine.

La région des Laurentides demeurait la plus touchée, avec 16 000 clients touchés. On en dénombrait 8400 en Outaouais et 2500 dans Lanaudière, selon un bilan émis vers 21 h.

Selon Hydro-Québec, 800 travailleurs ont été mobilisés pour corriger le problème.

Les derniers rebranchements devraient être effectués lundi.

Les délais de rétablissement prévus dimanche se sont quelques peu prolongés. La porte-parole de la société d'État, Isabelle Nuckle, invoque l'addition de 400 pannes causées par l'accumulation de neige sur les équipements, des bris de conducteurs et l'affaissement de branches sur les fils électriques.

Au plus fort des pannes, plus de 110 000 familles étaient privées de courant.

Depuis vendredi, 1500 réparations ont permis à 60 pour cent des clients touchés de recouvrer l'électricité.

Un nouveau bilan devrait être dévoilé lundi.

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