Iran needs nine atomic power plants in next decade

Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iran needs nine atomic power plants in the next 10 years so that it can generate at least 100 thousand megawatts of electricity in 2025, Iran Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Wednesday.

Stressing that about eight to 12 percent of the country’s electricity should be generated through atomic power plants, Kamalvandi said there was a great possibility for the construction of two new power plants on the basis of three international models.

As for the construction of new power plants, Kamalvandi said investment of domestic private sector or foreign investment should be used in this regard, adding that in the post-sanction era the issue has been warmly received, IRNA news agency reported.

He further remarked that in the post-sanction era a number of foreign meetings have been held and highly satisfactorily proposals have been received with regard to the construction of power plants.

Kamalvandi said there was a competition among a number of countries for the construction of new atomic power plants in Iran and this prepare the ground for the country to select the best options.

Referring to misinterpretation of the media on the establishment of IAEA office in Iran, he said such an office will not be opened in the country rather an Iran office will be opened in the Agency itself.

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