Iran's electricity production passes 65,000 MW

Iran Materials 16 April 2012 12:18 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 16/Trend M. Moezzi

After adding 4000 megawatts (MW) to its electricity production capacity, Iran's total power production passed 65,000 MW last year, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reports.

The industry has prepared itself for the coming summer months when the demand for electricity reaches its peak, said Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad. Last summer, electricity use peaked at more than 42,248 MW.

Iran's ability to generate electricity has grown five fold since its First Five-year Socio Economic Development Plan (1988-1993). Then, its electricity production stood at 13,681 MW. Projections put that production capacity at 89,559 MW by the end of its fifth five-year plan in 2015.