Iran’s electricity generation rises 3%
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 19
By Fatih Karimov Trend: Iranian power plants generated 91,466 gigawatt hours of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21), a 3 percent rise year-on-year.
Thermal and hydroelectric power plants generated 58,367 gigawatt hours and 4,712 gigawatt hours of electricity, respectively, Iran's Energy Ministry said.
Production of thermal and hydroelectric power plants rose by 3.96 percent and 14.17 percent, respectively.
During spring the actual power production capacity in Iran reached 46,824 megawatts, while this figure was 45,426 MW during the same period in the last year.
Iran is currently exporting electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey, while importing from Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan.
Gholamreza Khoshkholq, deputy director of Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company of Iran (TAVANIR) said on July 7 that Iran would boost its power generation capacity by 2,000 megawatts in the current Iranian fiscal year, which ends on March 20, 2016.
Combined cycle, gas-burning, and thermal power plants will increase their power generation capacity, which currently stands at around 73,000 MW, he noted.
Edited by CN