TEHRAN, Iran, Sept. 28
Iran has started its annual overhaul of some 40 units of its power plants (total capacity - 7,000 megawatts), Managing Director of Iran Grid Management Company Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
“According to the plan, the annual overhaul operations of 40 power plants with a capacity of about 7,000 MW have started, to prepare them for electricity supply during the summer,” Mashhadi said.
He went on to say that in order to ensure proper operation of power plants in the peak consumption period, the annual overhaul program starts every year in early September and will continue until late May in the next year.
According to IRNA, every year, during the overhaul program thousands of people constantly work to complete the planned repairs on time and ensure the stable supply of electricity to customers during peak days.
The capacity of power plant units that went through the overhaul program last year increased by 11 percent, compared to the preceding year.
Currently, the knowledge for producing 80 percent of the equipment and spare parts of the power plants has been localized by Iranian experts in cooperation with knowledge-based companies and research centers.
Iran’s total power generation capacity currently stands at about 85,000 MW, more than 90 percent of which is supplied by thermal power plants.