Iran's electricity output climbs
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 16
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran's electricity generation has been exceeded 184 trillion kilowatt-hours from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020) to September 16, said Mohsen Tarztalab, Managing Director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, Trend reports citing the company’s website.
He made the remark at an event held in connection with the implementation and completion of plans to increase production at 5 thermal power plants in Iran.
Tarztalab added that this is 4 percent more than in the same period last Iranian year.
According to Tarztalab, 165 trillion kilowatt-hours of the electricity is generated by Iran's Thermal Power Plants.
The director emphasized that 90 percent of the total electricity generation in Iran is supplied by thermal power plants.
"The maximum production capacity of thermal power plants was 48,800 megawatts during peak consumption days, and this is an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year," he said.
Tarztalab noted that 1,230-megawatt hours have been added to the power generation capacity of Iran's Thermal Power Plants in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020).
On September 16, the implementation of plans to increase electricity generation at Iran's Ramin TPP in Khuzestan Province, Islamabad TPP in Isfahan Province, Zagros TPP in Tehran Province, Shazand TPP in Markazi Province, and Qods TPP in Semnan Province have been completed. Thus, 118-megawatt hours have been added to the power generation potential of these stations.