Tehran, Iran, April 9
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's electricity consumption peak reached 31,255 megawatt hours on April 8.
The electricity peak on the mentioned day was 1,600 megawatt hours more than the same day previous year, Iran's Fars News Agency reported on April 9.
The stored electricity of Iran's power plants also hit 3,931 megawatt hours in the mentioned day, which is 2,335 megawatt hours more than the previous day.
The country's industries consumed some 3,194 megawatt hours of electricity on April 8.
Managing Director of West Region Power Company Abdolaziz Karimi said on Jan. 25 that Iran's electricity consumption will reach 51,000 megawatt hours in the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21), Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Jan. 26.
"The figure is expected to reach 54,500 megawatt hours in the Iranian calendar year of 1394 (to start on March 21, 2015)," he said.
Karimi went on to note that Iran's electricity consumption currently stands at 46,000 megawatt hours.
The country's power generation capacity is currently over 70 gigawatts.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.
Edited by C.N.