Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 17
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Construction of mini nuclear power plants is Iran’s priority, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.
During his speech at the World Nuclear Association meeting in the UK, Salehi said Iran plans to bring the nuclear power generation capacity to 20,000 megawatts, IRNA reported.
Iran’s only nuclear power plant, Bushehr, has been active at 1,000 MW of generation capacity since 2011.
Iran and Russia started the construction of one more nuclear power plant on Sept. 10. The two countries also have another nuclear power plant construction project, expected to start in the coming years.
Salehi also said Iran is ready to cooperate with international nuclear companies to expand its power projects.
“Mini power plants with less than 100 MW of generation capacity are Iran’s priority,” he added.