Bushehr Power Plant to Be Reconnected to National Grid in Days
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant will be reconnected to the national grid next week after a three-month outage, an energy official said.
Speaking to Tasnim on Thursday, a deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said the Bushehr nuclear plant will resume supplying electricity to the national grid after the shutdown for periodic maintenance and fuel reloading.
Mohammad Ahmadian noted that most of the maintenance and refueling tasks in the nuclear plant were carried out by the Iranian experts.
In September 2013, Iran took temporary control of its Bushehr nuclear power 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 Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant became officially operational and was connected to Iran’s national grid in September 2011.