Iranian power plants’ electricity storage surpass 7000 MW

Oil&Gas Materials 26 November 2013 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

The electricity storage of Iran's power plants reached 7215 megawatt hours on November 25.

The consumption of Iran's industry sector also amounted to 3380 megawatt hours, the IRNA News Agency reported.

Iran's electricity consumption peak reached 31,354 megawatt hours on November 25 which is 7800 megawatt hours more than the same day of the previous year.

Former Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad said on July 5 that Iran is the Middle East's biggest electricity producer.

"The country also stands in 14th place in the world in terms of electricity production," the ISNA News Agency quoted Behzad as saying.

According to Behzad, Tehran's electricity production capacity is around 70,000 megawatt hours.

"By using energy-efficient lamps, Iran has managed to save 400 megawatt hours of electricity each day," he added.

Behzad said in June that the country has constructed twice as many power plants as the average number in the world during the past decade.

The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven per cent annually during the past 10 years, he said, adding that the figure has averaged 3.5 per cent in the world.

Gholamreza Khoshkholq, an official with the Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) said in September that currently 28 million users are connected to Iran's national power grid.

"The figure could reach 30 million by the end of the current calendar year," the IRNA News Agency quoted Khoshkholq as saying.

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

Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.