Stored electricity at Iranian power stations exceeds 9GW

Business Materials 28 April 2012 14:46 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 28 / Trend F.Milad /

The amount of power electricity, stored at power stations across Iran, surpassed 9 gigawatts (GW) on Friday, the IRIB reported.

The output of power stations totaled 54.4 GW, showing 2.7 GW rise compared to the same day last year.

On April 4, the Energy Ministry of Iran has prepared plans to increase electricity generation capacity of national power plants by 5 GW in the current calendar year, which began on March 20, the deputy energy minister said.

"Over 10,000 megawatts should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013," Mohammad Behzad added, the Fars News Agency reported.

By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on February 7.

The country's installed power generation capacity is currently about 64GW, he added.

Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.