November 6, 2016 / 6:57 PM / in a year

EDF says restart of Cruas 3 nuclear reactor under way

PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - French utility EDF has begun the restart phase of its 900 megawatt (MW) Cruas 3 nuclear reactor with the aim of reaching full capacity by Nov. 9, a company spokeswoman said on Sunday.

The reactor restarted at 1215 GMT with output of 186 MW, she said.

Data published by grid operator RTE earlier on Sunday had shown a restart date of Nov. 9, later than the previously scheduled resumption date of Nov. 5.

The Cruas 3 reactor had been offline since late July for planned maintenance. (Reporting by Gus Trompiz and Bate Felix; editing by David Clarke)

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