Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Verizon set to buy Yahoo's internet business

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

As Democrats gather, Russian subplot sparks intrigue

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Bernard Cazeneuve, the political punching bag

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

Asia-pacific

Iran says first nuclear plant linked to grid

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-04

Iran's first nuclear power plant has been hooked up to the national grid, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation said Sunday. The Russian-built Bushehr plant was started up in November 2010, but technical problems delayed its operation.

AFP - Iran's first nuclear power plant was hooked up to the national grid on Saturday evening supplying 60 megawatts of its 1,000 megawatt capacity, the 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 Arabic-language television channel Al-Alam.

The connection of the Russian-built plant in southern Iran to the national grid was originally scheduled for the end of 2010 but was delayed several times because of technical problems.

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

 

Date created : 2011-09-04

  • IRAN

    Nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran, reports say

    Read more

  • IRAN

    EU set to sharply expand Iran sanctions

    Read more

  • IRAN

    Iran to remove fuel from Bushehr nuclear plant

    Read more

COMMENT(S)