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Power generation of Iran’s Tarasht TPP grows by over 30%

Oil&Gas Materials 29 April 2023 17:00 (UTC +04:00)
Power generation of Iran’s Tarasht TPP grows by over 30%
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 29. The volume of electricity generated by Iran’s Tarasht Thermal Power Plant in Tehran Province (northern Iran) increased by 30.5 percent for the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21 through April 20, 2023), compared to the same month of last year, Head of the Bandar Abbas TPP Yahya Nobakht said, Trend reports citing Iranian Energy Ministry.

According to Nobakht, Iran’s Tarasht TPP generated approximately 15,600 megawatt-hours of electricity in the 1st month.

The official added that the main part of the mentioned volume was produced by steam units No. 3 and No. 4 of the station.

He noted that currently, overhauls are being carried out at Tarasht TPP. In this regard, the activity of steam units No.1 and No. 2 of the station has been suspended for several months.

Iran's Tarasht Thermal Power Plant has a total of 4 steam units with an overall capacity to generate 60 megawatt-hours of electricity and one gas unit with a capacity to generate 25 megawatt-hours of electricity. The power plant has been operating for more than 60 years.

There are currently 616 power units operating in 134 TPPs in Iran. The power generation capacity of the country's thermal power plants is 74,198 megawatt-hours.

At present, the power generation capacity of Iran's all power plants including, thermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, renewable, etc. is approximately 91,000 megawatt-hours. Of this, 82 percent are accounted for by the country’s thermal power plants.

Overall, Iran’s thermal power plants generated approximately 333 million megawatt-hours of electricity over the last Iranian year (March 21, 2022 through March 20, 2023), which is an increase of 3 percent compared to the preceding Iranian year (March 21, 2021 through March 20, 2022).

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