Iran builds new power plant on Kish Island
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Iran is constructing a new power plant on the Persian Gulf Island of Kish, the managing director of Kish Free Zone Organization, Ali Asghar Mounesan, said on Jan. 16, the IRNA News Agency reported on January 17.
"Kish Island's electricity network is not connected to the mainland's power network," Mounesan explained.
"The Island's only power plant cannot supply enough electricity for the Island's total consumption, so we needed to construct a new plant," he said.
"The new power plant will come on stream in February," Mounesan added.
"Once the plant comes on stream, the Island's total electricity production capacity will reach 70 megawatt hours," he explained.
Iran's electricity production capacity is around 70,000 megawatt hours.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran 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.
Edited by C.N.