TEHRAN, Iran, August 29. The Iranian government is building 14,000 MW power plants for the industrial sector, said the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mehdi Niyazi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
Iran's ministries of energy and industry have signed an agreement to build 14,000 megawatt power plants for the industrial sector in the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2022), he said.
Niyazi underlined that 400 MW of electricity has been generated as part of the plan in the summer that will increase to 3,000 MW by the next Iranian year (started on March 21, 2023).
Launching small-scale power plants could reduce power outages, he noted adding that the Iranian government has taken measures to compensate for the power shortages in the industries and the power injection to industries increased by 13 percent.
Iran's industrial sector including steel and copper and cement factories has faced 15,000 MW power outages in the last summer that reduced production.