Feb 20, 2019, 8:53 PM
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Bushehr nuclear power plant generates 35 billion kWh of electricity

Bushehr, Feb 20, IRNA - Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the first unit of Bushehr's nuclear power plant in the current Iranian year 7.1 and in total since start of its operation to date, generated 35 billion Kilowatt hours of electricity and delivered to the national network.

Mohammad Ahmadian added on Wednesday that this amount of production is equivalent to saving 55 million barrels of crude oil, as well as preventing the release of over 30 million tons of pollutants.

He said the plant will be out of circuit in the first days of the March of this year after one year of continuous operation to replace the planned change of fuel and repairs and will revert to the production cycle, according to forecasts in May.

Ahmadian noted, “To out of circuit is a natural process in nuclear power plants, which should be out of production circuit and then refueled.”

He added, 'This opportunity is being used to carry out planned repairs, which is also a completely natural process in exploiting this type of power plant set up in Bushehr.”

Ahmadian highlighted, “The first unit of Bushehr's nuclear power plant is relied on revenues from electricity sales to cover operating and maintenance costs.”

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