Iran plans to boost power generation capacity to 73GW
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 7 / Trend F.Milad/
Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25 gigawatts (GW) to reach 73GW by the end of the fifth five-year economic development plan (2015), Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on Tuesday.
The country's installed power generation capacity is about 64GW, he added, Mehr news agency reported.
According to the plan, 10 percent of the country's needed electricity should be generated through renewable sources of energy.
Deputy energy minister Mohammad Behzad said that the country's electricity exports will amount to $1 billion by the end of the current calendar year (March 20, 2012).
Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.