Iran plans to increase power generation capacity of Dez HPP

Oil&Gas Materials 30 January 2023 09:07 (UTC +04:00)
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. Iran plans to increase the power generation capacity of the Dez Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Khuzestan Province (south-western Iran) by 200 megawatt-hours, in the near future, Head of the Water and Electricity Organization of Khuzestan Province Abbas Sadrianfar said, Trend reports referring to Iranian Energy Ministry.

According to Sadrianfar, in this regard, a total of 50-60 trillion rials (about $1.2-$1.4 billion) is expected to be spent.

The official added that the power generation capacity of the mentioned power plant is currently 520 megawatt-hours. In order to increase this capacity to 750 megawatt hours, certain studies were conducted in the past year and a number of steps were taken.

“As a result of the steps taken to increase the capacity of power unit No. 4 of the station during the past 2 years, the generation capacity has increased by 25 megawatt-hours,” he said.

Sadrianfar noted that currently, work is being done to increase the generation capacity of power unit No. 3 of the station. Work on the mentioned unit is expected to be completed in the 2nd month of the next Iranian year (April 21 through May 21, 2023). Then, work will be done to increase the generation capacity in other units.

As reported, the power generation capacity of Iran's HPPs is 12,000 megawatt-hours and accounts for about 15 percent of the country's total power generation capacity.


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