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EDF Energy resumes 1,200MW nuclear power plants

10 Apr 2012

UK-based EDF Energy has restarted output from two nuclear power plants, with a combined generation capacity of 1,200MW.


EDF's 600MW Sizewell B1 reactor returned to service on 8 April 2012 after shutting down on 2 March 2012.

The company told to the source "Hartlepool power station is now raising load after it was manually shut down on Sunday, 1 April."

Its 620MW Hartlepool 1 reactor resumed generating power today following a manual shutdown at the beginning of the month, reports Reuters.

The company resumed its Heysham 2-7, Hartlepool 2 and Dungeness B21 reactors, with a combined installed capacity of 1,830MW, on 31 Mar 2012.