Tokyo Electric restarts third unit at quake-hit plant

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 11:24 PM
Tokyo Electric restarts third unit at quake-hit plant

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co said it resumed generating electricity from the oil-fired 600 megawatt No.2 unit at its Hirono plant in northern Japan on Monday evening for the first time since the facility was rocked by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11.

The unit is the third of five units to be restarted after the quake, after the restart of the No.1 and No.5 units. The company plans to resume full output from the 3,800-MW plant by restarting the remaining two units by the end of July.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Chris Gallagher)