Iran trading 1787 MW power with neighbors in one day

Business Materials 2 March 2015 17:51 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 2

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iran's electricity trade with neighbor countries hit 1787MW on Sunday.

Iran exported a total of 1251MW electricity to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia, and Turkey, while importing 536MW power from Armenia and Turkmenistan, the Iranian Ministry of Energy reported on March 2.

The country's power trade balance hit 715MW for the day, the report added.

It also mentioned that the country's peak consumption showed 459MW less than the same day last year.

While the peak consumption was registered at 31,912MW for Mar. 1 this year, it had hit 32,371MW last year the same date.

Also, the electricity stored at the country's power plants hit 5,717MW for the day.

Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy Houshang Falahatian has said that in the next Iranian calendar fiscal year (starting Mar. 21) the ministry will take 4,000MW electricity out of the cross-country transmission grid.

The act follows a policy to shut down low-performance gas power plants with efficiency rates between 20 and 25 percent.

Power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven percent annually during the past 10 years.

Iran's total electricity generation currently stands at 70,000MW.

Edited by CN