Iran’s electricity consumption falls by 2,800 megawatt hours

Business Materials 6 September 2014 17:29 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 6

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran's electricity consumption peak reached 38,879 megawatt hours on Sept. 5.

The electricity peak on the mentioned day was 2,824 megawatt hours less than the same day of previous year, IRNA news agency said Sept. 6.

The stored electricity of Iran's power plants also hit 1,157 megawatt hours on the mentioned day.

The country's industries consumed 3,318 megawatt hours of electricity on Sept. 5.

Managing Director of West Region Power Company Abdolaziz Karimi said on Jan. 25 that Iran's electricity consumption peak will reach 51,000 megawatt hours in the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21), IRNA news agency reported on Jan. 26.

"The figure is expected to reach 54,500 megawatt hours in the Iranian calendar year of 1394 (to start on March 21, 2015)," he said.

The country's total electricity generation capacity has surpassed 71,000 megawatts.

The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven percent annually during the past 10 years.

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.

Iran currently trades power with Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Armenia.

Based on the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan, Iran should annually add 5,000 MW to its power generation capacity.
Iran plans to boost ‎its electricity generation capacity to ‎‎reach 73GW, by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic ‎Development Plan (March ‎‎2016).