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French power supply for winter 2019-2020 guaranteed

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - French power supply for the coming winter is guaranteed thanks to a high nuclear and hydropower generation capacity compared to the previous year, the country's electricity network operator RTE said in its outlook on Wednesday.

"In the event of a cold snap, given the current forecast availability of the French generation fleet, the risk of pressure on the electricity system is lower overall than last winter, especially for January and February 2020," said the RTE. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)