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Bulgaria reconnects to grid NPP Kozloduy 1,000 MW unit after scheduled overhaul

Author Nina Byalkova
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SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 28 (SeeNews) - The operator of Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy said on Wednesday it reconnected to the grid its 1,000-megawatt (MW) Unit 6 following planned annual maintenance.

The maintenance works included recharging the unit with fresh fuel, the plant operator said in a press release on Wednesday.

The unit was reconnected to the power grid at 6.04 p.m. Sofia time on Tuesday, it added.

Unit 6 was switched off on September 5

The plant's other 1,000 MW unit continues to operate at full capacity, the plant operator also said.

The Kozloduy NPP remained with two operational reactors of 1,000 MW each after the country closed down four units of 440 MW each to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to its accession to the bloc. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.

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