German ministry approved Unterweser reactor restart

Monday, September 22, 2008

FRANKFURT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - E.ON's Unterweser nuclear plant in northern Germany was given the green light for a restart after its annaul maintenance outage, the environment ministry of the state of Lower Saxony said in a statement on Monday.

The ministry oversees nuclear safety in the state.

Wholesale power traders had expected a gradual restart of the 1,344 MW unit from Monday and for the plant to run at half load until the end of October.

This tallies with information available from E.ON on the internet and from the power exchange EEX' aggregated capacity figures.

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