Iran to boost electricity generation capacity to 100GW for next 5 years
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.29
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) for the next five years.
Iran's energy minister Hamid Chitchian said new power plants with a total power generation capacity of 33 GW will be commissioned for the next five years, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on November 29.
Some of the old and worn-out power plants will be scrapped and the efficiency of other power plants will be improved, he added.
Houshang Falahatian, Iran's deputy energy minister, said on October 19 that the Energy Ministry will sign contracts with the private sector within the next 3-4 months to change the gas-fired power plants into combined-cycle power plants, Iran's IRIB reported.
The existing gas-fired power plants will be gradually changed to combined-cycle power plants, he noted.
Iran's Shana news agency reported on August 5 that the country's power plants consumed 5.2 billion liters of fuel (gas oil and mazut) in the first 135 days of the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.
Fuel consumption decreased by 3 billion liters compared to the same period in the previous year, the report says.
Iran's Energy Ministry official Abdorrasoul Pishahang said on August 19 that Iran plans to stop the operation of its worn out power plants and increase the efficiency of power generation.
Gas-fired power plants will be turned into combined cycle plants and their efficiency will be increased from 38 percent to 45 percent by 2025, Iran's Mehr news agency reported.