Official: Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant supplying national grid steadily

Tasnim – An Iranian official said the country’s nuclear power plant near the southern port city of Bushehr has 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, an official at the plant said Saturday.

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 when it has provided 5.5 billion kWh of electricity for the national grid.

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.