BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 25
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
More than 86 percent of the domestic electricity consumption in Iran during the summer season was provided by Thermal Power Plants, said Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Energy of Iran.
According to Tarztalab, the most electricity consumption in Iran was recorded on July 21 amounting to 58,200 megawatts of electricity, 50,800 megawatts of which were supplied by Iran's Thermal Power Plants.
The director added that the electricity generation of Iran's thermal power plants increased by 11 percent from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020) to August 5, compared to the same period last year.
“During this period, Iran generated more than 140 billion kilowatt-hours(KWh) of electricity,127 billion KWh of these were generated at thermal power plants,” he added.
Tarztalab emphasized that Iran's thermal power plants generated about 114 billion kWh of electricity during an identical period last year.
"So far, 557 thermal power plants have been established in Iran. At present, the production capacity of Iran's thermal power plants is 67,700-megawatt hours. About 67.5 percent of it belongs to the private sector," he said.
At present, the total production of power plants in Iran, including thermal, water, alternative, small-scale, and nuclear power plants is 83,685 megawatts, where 81 percent of it is produced by TPPs.
Currently, the combined power cycle accounts for 41.7 percent of the production capacity of Iran's thermal power plants with 28,249 megawatts, the gas units account for 34.9 percent with 23,657 megawatts, and steam units account for 23.4 percent with 15,829 megawatts.