Iran to convert gas power plants to combined cycle

Tehran, Iran, May 10
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran plans to convert all the gas power plants to combined cycle plants.

Tehran, Iran, May 10
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran plans to convert all the gas power plants to combined cycle plants.

Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said on May 10 that as a result, the efficiency of the plants will increase from the current 32 percent to 48 percent, Iran's IRIB news agency reported.

"The conversion will be completed by the end of the current administration's term in office (summer 2017)," he said.

"The private sector will carry out the major part of the conversion projects," he said.

Former Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said in July that Iran plans to convert some thermal power plants with the capacity to produce 6,000 megawatt/hours of electricity to combined cycle plants by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014),

"Once the projects come on stream, the country will be able to produce 6,000 megawatt/hours of electricity without using even one liter of fuel," the IRNA news agency quoted Namjou as saying.

Namjou previously said that 12 thermal power plants are supposed to be converted.

"Half of the mentioned plants are owned by the private sector," he added.

The managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) also said on September 30 that Iran can annually save over $10 billion by launching new combined cycle power plants.

"Iran's thermal plants' output capacity currently stands at 16,000 MW, but by turning them to combined cycle plants some 8,000 MW will be added to the country's total electricity output capacity," the Mehr news agency quoted Homayoun Haeri as saying.

"Combined cycle power plants have 15-16 percent higher efficiency compared to normal plants, so by using the same amount of fuel the country's production capacity will rise," he said.

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

Based on the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan, Iran should annually add 5,000 MW to its power generation capacity.

Iran plans to boost ‎its electricity generation capacity to ‎‎reach 73GW, by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan (March ‎‎2016).
"The conversion will be completed by the end of the current administration's term in office (summer 2017)," he said.

"The private sector will carry out the major part of the conversion projects," he said.

Former Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said in July that Iran plans to convert some thermal power plants with the capacity to produce 6,000 megawatt/hours of electricity to combined cycle plants by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014),

"Once the projects come on stream, the country will be able to produce 6,000 megawatt/hours of electricity without using even one liter of fuel," the IRNA news agency quoted Namjou as saying.

Namjou previously said that 12 thermal power plants are supposed to be converted.

"Half of the mentioned plants are owned by the private sector," he added.

The managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) also said on September 30 that Iran can annually save over $10 billion by launching new combined cycle power plants.

"Iran's thermal plants' output capacity currently stands at 16,000 MW, but by turning them to combined cycle plants some 8,000 MW will be added to the country's total electricity output capacity," the Mehr news agency quoted Homayoun Haeri as saying.

"Combined cycle power plants have 15-16 percent higher efficiency compared to normal plants, so by using the same amount of fuel the country's production capacity will rise," he said.

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

Based on the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan, Iran should annually add 5,000 MW to its power generation capacity.

Iran plans to boost ‎its electricity generation capacity to ‎‎reach 73GW, by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan (March ‎‎2016).

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