Temelin's producing electricity

28-02-2001

The Temelin nuclear power plant, which was re-started over the weekend following a month long shut down for technical repairs, on Tuesday supplied electricity to the Czech Republic power grid. Milan Nebesar, a spokesman for the state owned utility CEZ, said the plant was generating 200 megawats for a series of tests aimed at measuring vibrations in a pipe that proved faulty and had to be replaced. The grid connection is to last only a few hours, but is to resume for short periods over the next few months as part of the testing programme.