Energy minister reveals Iran’s power generation capacity

Oil&Gas Materials 1 October 2012 13:09 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.1/ Trend F.Milad/

Iran's power generation capacity is currently about 67 gig watts (GW), Energy Minister Majid Namjou said.

The energy ministry plans to increase electricity generation capacity by 5GW this calendar year which ends on March 20, 2013, he added, ISNA reported.

Last year, Iran exported 8.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to its neighbouring countries and the figure is projected to hit 10 billion kilowatt hours, he noted.

By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (March 2016), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Namjou said on February 7.

Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.