UPDATE 1-French power production lowered by workers protesting nuclear reform

(Updates reduced generation, adds worker numbers)

PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) - Strikes by workers protesting against a French nuclear reform plan had cut nuclear power generation by about 2.5 gigawatts by 1350 GMT Tuesday plus 800 megawatts at hydropower stations, data from power group EDF showed.

That represents around 5.7% of available production capacity as of Tuesday afternoon, data from RTE and EDF showed.

EDF said about 10.5% of workers participated in Tuesday’s action.

France was a net power exporter throughout the day on Tuesday, the data showed. (Reporting by Forrest Crellin, additional reporting by Benjamin Mallet; Editing by Louise Heavens and Edmund Blair)