Iran’s hydroelectric power plants efficiency up 24 per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.8/ Trend R.Zamanov
The efficiency of Iran's hydroelectric power plants has increased by 24 per cent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which started on March 21.
Some 9818 gig watt hours of electricity have been produced in the country's hydroelectric plants so far this year, the IRNA News Agency reported.
The total capacity of the plants stands at 10,000 gig watt hours.
Power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven per cent annually during the past 10 years. The figure has averaged 3.5 per cent in the world.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. In an effort to diversify its destination markets, Iran plans to export electricity to Europe and Africa.
Tehran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.
Based on the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan, Iran should annually add 5000 MW to its power generation capacity.
The country plans to boost its electricity generation capacity to reach 73GW by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (March 2016).