Iran’s power generation capacity surpasses 77,000 MW

July 25, 2017 - 9:26

TEHRAN- The nominal electricity generation capacity reached 77,068 megawatts (MW) in Iran through putting two small gas-fueled power plants into operation in the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 22-July 22), Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

One of the mentioned power plants has the generation capacity of 75 megawatts and the other one generates 34 megawatts of electricity.

Iran's nominal electricity generation capacity will reach 80,000 MW by summer 2018, according to Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian.

Iran increased its electricity generation capacity by 2.199 gigawatts (GW), boosting it to 76.302 GW, in the past Iranian calendar year 1395 which ended on March 20, according to a report by Iran Power Grid Management Company released in late March.

Gas-fueled power plants accounted for 75.5 percent of the increased generation capacity, equaling 1.66 GW, IRNA reported.

Combined cycled power plants, hydroelectric power plants, distributed generation power plants, and renewable energy power plants also accounted for 14.6 percent, 3.4 percent, 5.7 percent, and 0.9 percent of the total rise in the country’s electricity generation capacity, respectively, the report added.


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