"In addition to electricity produced by thermal, gas-fueled, combined cycle, and hydropower plants, nuclear electricity has been added to the country's power export basket," Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy Mohammad Behzad said on Monday.
Iran's first nuclear power plant in the Southern port city of Bushehr will add 1,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in the near future.
The deputy minister stated that Iran is currently implementing various contracts for exporting electricity to neighboring countries.
He added that exporting nuclear power becomes possible as the power generation capacity of Bushehr nuclear power plant increases, press tv reported.
In February, Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjou announced that Iran plans to increase export of power supplies to the neighboring and regional states, including Syria and Lebanon.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis, Namjou said Iran will export electricity to Syria and Lebanon through Iraq's power grid.
He said Iran is capable of exporting 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to Iraq.
He added that Syria has also demanded 500 MW of electricity from Iran.
"Iran is also able to export 50-100 MW of electricity to Lebanon through Syria," Namjou said.