Power plants to be repaired in Iran

Business Materials 8 September 2020 13:30
Power plants to be repaired in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 8


The Director-General of the Planning, Operation, and Electricity Market Office of Iran's Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH) announced the annual repair program of the country's power plants with a total of 100,000 MW capacity in order to increase the readiness of these units for next summer's peak usage.

"According to the assessment, the repair program predicted for this period will increase by 11 percent compared to the same period last year,” Parastou Narimisa said, Trend reports citing IRNA.

“This percentage raise shows the increase in the capacity of operators and companies in terms of power plant repairs,” she said adding that with the growth of installed capacity in the country, in addition to focusing on domestic construction and increasing the capacity of specialized personnel, the Iranian operators and companies are succeeded in reducing repair time and increasing the volume in the same period.

“In order to ensure proper operation of thermal units during peak load period, periodic repair for private and state-owned power plants is on the agenda from mid-September to the end of May next year,” she explained.

Narimisa went on to note that in the period leading up to June, despite all the financial constraints and problems during the outbreak of coronavirus, more than 90,000 MW of repair program has been successfully carried out by local experts.

She noted that 80 percent of the equipment and spare parts of power plants have been produced domestically.

Referring to the appropriate process of fuel supply to power plants during the peak electricity consumption, she added that "Since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started on March 20), there were restrictions on natural gas fuel supply for power plants which with planning and coordination with the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) the production continued in power plants with minimum disruption.