BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran will launch 22 power units for thermal power plants with the capacity to generate 3,550 megawatt-hours of electricity if the needed funds are provided, said Mohsen Tarztalab, Managing Director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, Trend reports citing the company’s website.
The director noted that about 53.5 trillion rials (about $1.27 billion) and 609 million euro is needed to complete the construction of these units and to put into operation them.
Tarztalab added that the electricity generation capacity of thermal power plants in Iran is currently 69,000 megawatt-hours.
As reported, so far, a total of 583 units in 129 thermal power plants have been built in Iran. At present, 67 percent of Iran's thermal power plants are owned by the private sector, while 33 percent by the public sector.
The total capacity of Iran's power plants (thermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, renewable, and so on) is currently about 85,559 megawatt-hours. About 81 percent of which is accounted for thermal power plants.
The capacity of combined cycle power units is currently 31,179 megawatt-hours (36.4 percent), gas units – 21,992 megawatt-hours (25.7 percent), and steam units – 15,829 megawatt-hours (18.5 percent).
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