Peak of daily electricity consumption in Iran hits 38GW
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.18/ Trend F.Milad /
Electricity consumption in Iran reached the peak of 38 gigawatts (GW) on Friday, showing some 1.4GW growth compared to the same day in last year, the IRIB reported.
Electricity storage at national power plants stood at 1.7GW and the potential output reached 54.2GW, showing 1.255GW rise compared to the same day in last year.
Iran is the top electricity producer in the Middle East, an official with Iran Power Development Company said on July 9.
Mahmoud Dashtbozorg told the IRNA news agency that the country is the 15th largest electricity producer in the world.
The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran's electricity generation capacity by 5 GW this year, which began on March 20, Behzad said on April 3.
He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013, the last month of President Ahmadinejad's administration, the Fars news agency reported.