PARIS Jan 30 A strike by electricity and gas
sector workers in France has cut nuclear and hydro power
production by nearly 4 gigawatt, French grid operator RTE and
utility EDF said on Monday.
RTE said on its website that unplanned outages due to the
strike had cut output at eight of France's 58 nuclear reactors,
while EDF said on its website that the strike had cut hydropower
production by 656 megawatts.
RTE said the eight reactors were expected to be back on full
capacity by Tuesday evening.
French energy sector unions called for a strike in the gas
and electricity sector to protest a wage freeze in 2017, CGT
trade union said in a statement earlier on Monday.
(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Chris Reese)