Iran holds discussions on electricity exchange with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran has held necessary discussions with Azerbaijan with regards to electricity exchange in summer, Mohsen Tarztalab, head of Iran's Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH), told ISNA, Trend reports.
According to Tarztalab, 22 power station units will be put into operation in summer.
Some of them will be commissioned in mid-May, while some others will be commissioned in in July-August, according to Tarztalab.
He also said that more than 90 percent of the fuel used by the power plants is provided by natural gas.
Due to the approaching summer heat and increasing electricity consumption, the Iranian Ministry of Energy has taken into account various ways for preventing electricity shortages.
It was stated earlier by Davoud Farokhzad, Managing Director of Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC), that electricity consumption has suddenly increased in the last couple of days, with the rise in air temperature in May.
According to Iran's Ministry of Energy, electricity consumption in Iran exceeded 57,000 megawatts last summer, and this year it is expected to reach about 60-61,000 megawatts.