Cloday told the US “Wall Street Journal” reporter on the 4th that the agency is currently developing a contingency plan, and it is possible to shut down the LHC during peak electricity consumption to reduce energy consumption.
However, scientists will try to keep the LHC running and avoid the sudden shutdown of the $4.4 billion machine.
The LHC, one of eight particle accelerators at CERN’s sprawling complex on the French-Swiss border, needs around 200 megawatts of power during peak electricity consumption, equivalent to a third of the electricity consumption of the entire city of Geneva, the report said. one.
CERN wants to reach an agreement with energy supplier EDF that would require the company to give a day’s notice when the LHC has to reduce energy consumption.
According to reports, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has led to a severe energy crisis in Europe, and at the same time, corrosion problems in the pipeline system of several nuclear reactors in France have made France’s energy supply even tighter. (Compiled / Wang Dongdong)