Iran power network capacity hits 62,000 MW
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 21 /Trend/
Iran's power consumption reduced sharply in current solar year(started on March20,2011) while it's predicted the peak electrical demand reaches 45,000 mega watt in summer, Mehr News Agency reported quoting Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou as saying.
"Iran's power industry has succeeded to increase the power network capacity to 62,000 mega watt," he said.
Iran's peak electrical demand of current reached 42,248 mega watt while country's power consumption reduced by 10 percent.
According to the Fifth Development Plan (2010-2015) the Energy Ministry should increase country's power capacity by 5,000 mega watt per year.
The peak electrical demand is the greatest amount of electricity consumed by customers at any given time.
Namjou said earlier Iran's power plants capacities increased to 51,33 mega watt indicating 3,61 mega watt increase comparing last year(ended on March20,2011).
Iran energy ministry says implementation of removal of subsides the rate of power consumption in the country reduced and created good opportunity for export.
Iran's electricity export to neighboring countries within first four months of current solar year(started on March20,2011) increased by 20 percent.
Iran currently export electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Nakhjavan , Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan