Iranian electricity consumption peak at 39GW per day
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.25/ Trend F.Milad/
The peak of electricity consumption has reached 39 gigawatts (GW) in Iran, an official with the Iranian Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) stated.
Gholamreza Mehrdad told the Mehr News Agency that the power generation capacity stands at 44GW.
He added that over 207 million cubic meters of gas is consumed per day at power plants nationwide.
Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad said on April 4 that the Energy Ministry had prepared plans to increase electricity generation capacity of national power plants by 5GW this year.
"Over 10,000 megawatts should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013," he added, the Fars News Agency reported.
By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on February 7.
Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.