Iran links nuclear power plant to grid

AP News
Posted: Sep 04, 2011 10:28 AM
Iran links nuclear power plant to grid

Iranian state radio says the country's first nuclear power plant has been connected to the national power grid for a test run.

The Sunday report quotes Mohammad Ahmadian, Iran's deputy nuclear chief, as saying the plant began to generate 60 megawatts of electricity about midnight.

Ahmadian says a ceremony marking the connection to the power grid will be held Monday. He expressed hope the plant would feed the grid at full capacity in coming months.

The power plant in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr has a capacity of 1,000 megawatt power generations. Iran built the plant with Russian help.

The plant was supposed to go online over the past years but it was repeatedly postponed.