Gas shortage drops output of Iran’s Shazand thermal power plant
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The output of Iran's Shazand thermal power plant dropped by 30 percent due to input gas shortage.
Hamid Badrestani, managing director of the Shazand thermal power plant, said currently three production units of the power plant are operating with 70 percent capacity and the fourth unit is being overhauled, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on Jan. 5.
The power plant does not use mazut as feedstock, he said, adding that the plant's electricity generation capacity is 900 megawatts per day.
Despite a 32-percent increase in gas delivery to power plants in warm seasons, Iran expects this figure to decline by 3.5 times in fall and winter due to projected soar in housing gas consumption.
Iran's gas consumption level in winter is expected to surpass 450 million cubic meters per day (mcmpd). Last winter, during some weeks, Iran's housing gas consumption reached about 500 mcmpd, which led to cutting gas delivery to power plants, petrochemical units, gas injection to old oil fields and industrial sector, due to gas shortage.
Edited by CN