|Iran’s electric power output up 7.4%||
TEHRAN - The volume of electric power generated in Iran has risen 7.4 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21) compared to the same time last year.
According to the data published on the website of Iran’s Energy Ministry, Iran has generated 37,581 gigawatts hours (GWh) of electricity since the beginning of this Iranian year, the IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
Thermal and hydroelectric power plants have generated 35,656 GWh and 1,925 GWh of electricity, respectively, in the mentioned period of time.
Iran would commission nine new power stations by the end of the fifth calendar month of Mordad (August 21), adding 1.45 gigawatts (GW) to the country’s power output, Iran Power Development Company Managing Director Majid Salehi said on March 14.
In January, Managing Director of Iran Power Generation and Transmission Company (TAVANIR) Homayoun Hayeri said that Iran ranks first in the Middle East in terms of electric power production.
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