March 4, 2011 / 3:27 PM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-UK Hunterston B7 nuclear unit restarts Fri.

(Adds EDF Energy comment)

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - EDF Energy’s (EDF.PA) 500-megawatt (MW) Hunterston B7 nuclear reactor in Britain restarted on Friday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the utility said.

“It synchronised to the grid on 4 March at 1426 GMT,” she said.

The reactor’s maximum export limit stood at 90 MW at 1517 GMT, according to National Grid data.

The unit went off line on Feb. 4 for an unplanned outage.

Two reactors at EDF Energy’s Dungeness nuclear power plant remained off line on Friday.

Reactor B21 is due to return to service on Tuesday and reactor B22 is expected to follow on March 12, according to National Grid’s latest forecast data. [POWER/GB] (Reporting by Karolin Schaps; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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