RWE Delays Start of Biblis A Nuclear Power Plant

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- RWE AG, Germany's second-largest utility, said its Biblis A nuclear reactor will remain stopped longer than previously planned.

The 1,167-megawatt plant is now expected to start between Feb. 6 and Feb. 8, the Essen-based utility said today on its Web site. The facility had been scheduled to come on line between Jan. 29 and Jan. 31.

The start was delayed as the company waits for approval from local regulators, spokesman Manfred Lang said today by telephone. Repairs at the plant, which stopped in 2006, have been completed, he said.

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