Iran increases electricity generation by over eight percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.1 / Trend A. Yusifzade /
Since early this year in Iran, electricity production has increased by 8.44 percent to over 172,500 gigawatt-hours, the IRNA news agency quoted the Iranian Energy Ministry as saying. The new year in Iran begins on March 21.
During this period, electricity generation at Iranian thermal power plants has reached 164,975 gigawatt-hours, and 7.490 million gigawatt-hours from hydropower plants.
Since early this year, electricity consumption has increased by 8.78 percent to 174,778 gigawatt-hours.
Earlier, the Iranian Energy Ministry said the country's electricity exports from early this year to November amounted to 3.782 million gigawatt-hours, which is four percent more than during the same period last year.
Electricity imports during this period amounted to 2.048 million gigawatt-hours, or 48.6 percent more than during the same period last year.
At present, Iran is conducting electricity import-export operations with countries such as Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The installed capacity of Iranian hydropower plants is 7,700 megawatts. The country has 44 hydroelectric power stations, which include 109 energy units.