Lithuanian nuclear plant shuts down for maintenance

  • 2006-07-31
  • TBT Staff
Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant shut down its only operating reactor for a two-month maintenance period on Saturday.
With no electricity generated at the power plant, the bulk of energy will be imported from Russia for the two-month period.
Electricity price to consumers will remain unchanged.
The Ignalina plant is halted for two months of repairs every two years, during which the plant operates at a 20 percent capacity.
The operating authority said the power plant should be relaunched at the end of September.
In cooperation with BNS