Work for pouring concrete at the site of the second unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in south Iran started on Sunday.
Construction of the first unit of the plant in Bushehr was carried out by Russia. It came on stream in 2011 and reached full capacity (1,000 MW) the following year.
The second unit of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled to come on stream in six years, while the third unit will be finished in 8 years, Mehr News Agency reported.
The second and third units will each have a capacity of 1,057 MW. Over $10 billion has been allocated for constructing the two units.
“Cooperation between the two countries began many years ago and continues. We delivered the first unit of the power plant that has generated more than 40 billion kWh of electricity so far,” Alexander Lokshin, a deputy of Rosatom, said at the ceremony in Bushehr.
In 2014, Iran signed a contract with the Russian company Rosatom and its subsidiaries to build the two reactors on the same site.
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Following an upward trend in recent months, electricity consumption in Iran reached 45,847 megawatts (45.84 gigawatts) on Wednesday, May 19, IRNA reported.
Iran’s electricity exports to the neighboring countries in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19) reached 8 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), registering an increase of 27.6 percent year on year, IRNA reported.
Following an upward trend in recent months, electricity consumption in Iran reached 41,694 megawatts (41.69 gigawatts) on Saturday, IRNA reported, citing data released by Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC).
Electricity consumption in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20) up to May 6 has increased by five percent compared to the same period last year, IRIB reported on Wednesday, quoting an official with Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (known as TAVANIR).
Now electricity outage due to the last night earthquake has been reported in the country, an official with Iran’s Power Generation and Distribution Company (known as Tavanir) announced on Friday.