Electricity generation capacity rises by 193 MW

November 5, 2017 - 20:2

TEHRAN - Electricity generation capacity in Iran has increased by 193 megawatts (MW) to 77,446 MW since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2017), Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

Nominal electricity generation capacity will reach 80,000 MW by summer 2018, according to Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian.

The country increased its electricity generation capacity by 2.199 gigawatts (GW), boosting it to 76.302 GW, in the past Iranian calendar year, 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.

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.


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