Iran plans to build new nuclear power plants

Nuclear Program Materials 14 December 2021 13:42 (UTC +04:00)
Iran plans to build new nuclear power plants

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran plans to build several nuclear power plants to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity, over the next 15 years, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami told reporters, Trend reports reference with the organization’s website.

According to Eslami, about $40 billion worth of investment is needed to build nuclear power plants that can generate the mentioned volume of electricity.

“Program has been set up for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants in the country,” he added.

The official noted that Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant generated about 52 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity by October 2, 2021. From the mentioned period, the replacement of equipment at the Bushehr NPP began. The nuclear power plant will resume operations on December 31.

The 1st unit of the Bushehr NPP was launched in 2011 by the Russian Atomic Company (ROSATOM). In 2013, the development of the unit was handed over by the ROSATOM to an Iranian company. The unit has been generating 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year since 2013.

Moreover, the nuclear power plant generated 5.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the last Iranian year (from March 20, 2020, through March 20, 2021).


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