The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has admitted that the operation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may be stopped due to the energy crisis in Europe. The Wall Street Journal writes about it.
The head of the organization's energy management committee, Serge Claudet, said the organization wants to avoid a sudden power outage that could disable a $4.4 billion collider.
“We are really concerned about the stability of the power system, because we are doing everything possible to prevent power outages in our region,” Claude was quoted as saying.
Claudet stressed that CERN is in talks with the French government-controlled electricity supplier, energy giant Electricite de France, to get a day's notice that it will need to consume less electricity.
The Large Hadron Collider is an annular tunnel containing a charged particle accelerator. The LHC was built at a depth of 100 meters under the border of France and Switzerland.