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Spain nuclear plant Almaraz likely back by Thursday

Monday, May 26, 2008

MADRID, May 26 (Reuters) - Spain's 1,000-megawatt Almaraz I nuclear power station is likely to be back on line on Wednesday or Thursday after refuelling, management told Reuters on Monday.

A spokeswoman at the plant added that if reconnection began on Tuesday night or Wednesday, the plant would be back at full power by Thursday.

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Iberian power prices dip on weather, nuclear plant

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MADRID, March 25 (Reuters) - Iberian power prices declined on Tuesday as temperatures rose after an unseasonable cold snap and a nuclear power plant came back on stream, traders said.

The 1,000-megawatt Trillo plant near Madrid was automatically disconnected from the national grid on Monday afternoon due to a sudden drop in power while water tanks were being cleaned.

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Spain nuclear lobby calls for 13 GW in new plants

Thursday, February 7, 2008

MADRID, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Spain needs to build at least 13,000 megawatts worth of nuclear plants to achieve a feasible power generation mix by 2030, according to a study released by the country's nuclear lobby on Thursday.

Spain's eight existing nuclear power reactors each produce about 1,000 MW of electricity, but new reactors being built in other countries are much bigger.

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