Bushehr NPP connected to Iran's electricity network (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 /Trend/
(Details were added, first version was posted at 13:34)
Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP) has been connected to Iran's electricity network since last night, Mehr News Agency reported.
Currently, this plant initially supplies about 60 megawatt electricity to country's electricity network.
The official inauguration ceremony of Bushehr NPP will be held on Sept. 11.
The final production capacity of Bushehr NPP is 1,000 megawatt electricity.
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereidoon Abbasi, said on 29 August that Iran will launch Bushehr nuclear power plant completely at the end of autumn, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The construction of Bushehr power plant started in 1975 when Germany signed a contract with Iran. Germany, however, pulled out of the project following the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran then signed a deal with Russia in 1995, under which the plant was originally scheduled to be completed in 1999, but the completion of the project was repeatedly delayed. The nuclear power plant was finally finished with the help of Russia following a three-decade delay.