Iran’s electricity output rises by 2.8%

Business Materials 12 July 2015 15:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iran's power plants have generated over 84.24 terawatt hours of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21) to July 10.

The figure shows a 2.84 percent increase compared to the same period of the previous year, Iran's energy ministry reported July 12.

The Islamic Republic's thermal power plants produced 78.747 terawatt hours of electricity during the period, meanwhile hydroelectric power plants shared 4.166 terawatt hours of the country's total electricity production.

Output of thermal power plants has increased by 3.95 percent during the period, however the output of country's hydroelectric power plants shows a significant fall by 17 percent year on year.

The ministry has supplied over 84.24 terawatt hours of electricity to various sectors during the period, indicating a rise by 2.84 percent compared to the same period of preceding year.

Iran has imported 1.33 terawatt hours of electricity in the period, 16.52 percent more year on year.

According to the Iran 's Energy Ministry's annual report, the country produced 276.2 billion kilowatt hours (KWh) of electricity, while it exported above 9.9 billion KWh and imported 3.77 billion KWh during the last fiscal year (March 21, 2014-March 21, 2015).

The Islamic Republic currently trades power with Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tehran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity. The country's total power generation capacity accounts for 73,157 MW.

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