Eight new power generation units to come on stream in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Eight new power generation units will come on stream in Iran with a total power generation capacity of 1300 megawatts.
Some 2.2 trillion rials plus €907 million (totally $1.07 billion) has been invested in the projects, Iran's Mehr news agency reported on Feb. 1.
The new power generation units will be inaugurated in Khorramshahr combined cycle power plant in southwestern Khuzestan province, Parresar combined cycle power plant in northern Gilan province, Abadan combined cycle power plant in southwestern Khuzestan province, and Iranshahr combined cycle power plant in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.
Iranian energy Minister Hamid Chitchian has said that due to a lack of financing and some problems in establishing power plants, the country will face the electricity deficit. So, the deficit should be dealt with through taking efficient management methods and encouraging people to save energy.
Chitchian added that Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity to 100,000 megawatts in the next five years.
Iran's total electricity generation currently stands at 70,000 megawatts.
Power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven percent annually during the past 10 years.
Iran is currently the biggest electricity producer in the Middle East.