Iran nuclear plant ‘linked to electricity grid’ via AFP

By Farhad Pouladi (AFP) – 4 hours ago

TEHRAN — Iran’s first nuclear power plant has been hooked up to the national grid supplying 60 megawatts of its 1,000 megawatt capacity, the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation announced on Sunday.

“Last night at 11:29 pm (1859 GMT), the Bushehr power plant was connected with 60 megawatts to the national grid,” the organisation’s spokesman Hamid Khadem Qaemi, told Al-Alam television.

The connection of the Russian-built plant in southern Iran to the national grid was originally scheduled for the end of 2010.

The Bushehr plant was started up in November 2010 but repeated technical problems delayed its operations, leading to the removal of its fuel rods last March.

“The capacity will gradually increase and it (is going through its) testing phase and on Shahrviar 21 (September 12) in a ceremony the power plant will reach its 40-percent capacity,” Khadem Qaemi said.

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2 Responses to Iran nuclear plant ‘linked to electricity grid’ via AFP

  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says:

    I wish that I can get this sort of detailed information about each nuclear reactor in the US…

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