Hydroelectric power plants’ capacity to hit 10,500 GWh by March 20

January 14, 2019

TEHRAN- Electricity generation capacity of the hydroelectric power plants in the country will reach 10,500 gigawatt hours (GWh) by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), the director of Iran’s Hydroelectric Power Plants Management Center announced.

Farbod Estiri further said that the capacity of these power plants has reached 8,751 GWh since the beginning of current Iranian year which shows a 37-percent rise compared to the same period of time in the past year, ILNA reported on Monday.

According to Iran’s Energy Ministry, the country’s current power generation capacity stands at near 80,000 MW.

Currently, of the total nominal capacity of Iran’s power plants, the share of hydroelectric power plants is 19.87 percent while gas power plants generate 31.41 percent of the country’s total electricity, the share of combined cycle power plants is 29.48 percent, and finally the renewable power plants account only for 0.79 percent of Iran’s total power generation capacity.


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