Iran eyes 12 GW nuclear power generation by 2025

Business Materials 26 December 2016 21:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 26

By Emil Ilgar – Trend:

Iran plans to increase its power generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2025, of which 12 percent would be nuclear power, Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said.

He added that the country’s nominal power generation capacity stands at 75-80 GW currently.

“We have a [1-GW Bushehr] nuclear power plant and an agreement on construction of the second nuclear power plant has been sealed [with Russia],” he told IRNA.

Iran plans to increase the number of nuclear power plants to 12.

According to the latest weekly report released by Energy Ministry, Iran’s nominal power generation capacity stands at 75.916 GW – up by 1.8 GW since the beginning of the current fiscal year on March 21.

During the nine months of the current fiscal year, Iran generated 226 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, the report says.