Official: Bushehr plant supplying national grid steadily


An Iranian official said the country’s nuclear power plant near the southern port city of Bushehr supplied around 5.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to the national grid over the past eight months.
The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant generated a record amount of 7.4 billion kWh of electricity in the previous Iranian year (March 2017-March 2018), more than 90 percent of which was supplied to the national grid, Hossein Ghaffari, deputy head of the plant said on Saturday, reported Tasnim News Agency.
He also noted that the power plant was reconnected to the national grid on May 1, 2018, after a temporary shutdown for periodic maintenance and fuel reloading, since it has provided 5.5 billion kWh of electricity for the national grid.
In September 2013, Iran took temporary control of the Bushehr plant.
Russia has agreed to provide the power plant’s fuel for 10 years, with the supply deal committing Tehran to returning the spent fuel.
The plant became officially operational and was connected to Iran’s national grid in September 2011.