Daily electricity consumption in Iran ups to 1.4GW

Iran Materials 22 September 2012 16:39

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.22/ Trend F.Milad/

Electricity consumption in Iran rose by 1.4 gigawatts (GW) on Friday compared to the same day last year, the IRIB reported.

The consumption amounted to 32.52 GW compared to 31.118 GW last year.

The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran's electricity generation capacity by 5 GW this calendar year, which began on March 20, Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad said on April 3.

He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013, 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 trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.