Iran restarts Bushehr nuclear power plant after overhaul-state media

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DUBAI – Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant has resumed operations after being shut down two weeks ago for an overhaul, Iranian state broadcaster IRIB reported on Saturday.

“After repairs … the Bushehr power plant is back online, and 1000 MW of electricity is injected into the country’s distribution network,” Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, a spokesman for state-run power company TAVANIR, was quoted by IRIB as saying.

Iran has faced power blackouts blamed by officials on surging electricity demand during a hot and dry summer.

Reuters

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