Strike: a hydroelectric plant partially shut down in Isère

Strike: a hydroelectric plant partially shut down in Isère

The Grand’Maison hydroelectric plant (Isère) has been partially shut down since Tuesday, January 21. On site, journalist Mathis Lescanne takes stock of the situation.

Isère: a hydroelectric plant partially shut down after a strike

Since Tuesday, January 21, the hydroelectric plant of Grand’Maison (Isère) has been in operation. “Production continues at the Grand’Maison site. The strikers decided not to cut the power. It is a decision which was taken in general assembly yesterday. They want to maintain the continuity of public service. But be careful, the power station is operating at idle speed. It provides the bare minimum ”, explains journalist Mathis Lescanne, in duplex on site.

The continuity of the public service is guaranteed

This hydroelectric power station is the largest in France. “It provides the equivalent of a city of 750,000 people with electricity. Even if it works and produces electricity today, the strikers maintain their slogan: they want the abolition of the pension reform project ”, specifies journalist Mathis Lescanne.