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Minister Says Nuclear Power Capacity to Reach 3,000 MW

Minister Says Nuclear Power Capacity to Reach 3,000 MWMinister Says Nuclear Power Capacity to Reach 3,000 MW

Programs are underway to triple nuclear power, the energy minister said.
The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant off the Persian Gulf now produces 1,000 megawatts and two more 1 GW units are planned to boost output to 3,000 MW, Tasnim News Agency reported Reza Ardakanian as saying.
The minister said increasing nuclear power is a priority to diversify energy sources. “However, financial constraints have slowed work on the two units undertaken by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.”
Pouring concrete at the site of the second unit of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in the southern namesake city has made 82% progress.

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