Iran makes $74M out of transformer exports
Bakuk, Azerbaijan, Sept. 1
By Khalid Kazimov -- Trend:
Iran exported $74 million worth of electric transformers, Head of Iran's Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Hassan Ghafouri Fard said.
He said Iran has little to catch up with world giants in making transformers, Fars news agency reported September 1.
Ghafouri Fard added the capability is fully domestic, pointing out that in the 1980s, Iran had to import the simplest transformers from abroad.
"At that time we had to import even 20-kilovolt transformers... whereas these days Iranian engineers are able to produce 400+ kilovolt transformers," he said.
He pointed out that studies are underway to produce 750-kilovolt transformers inside the country.
According to Ghafouri Fard, 148,000 transformers were produced and 26,345 of them were installed across the country during the previous Iranian fiscal year (which ended March 20).
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ghafouri Fard said 18 percent of the electricity transferred for use in the country is wasted, which is greater than the average global percentage.
During the last fiscal year, Iran decreased electricity export by 14 percent to a 9.95 billion kWh, while its electricity import increased by 2 percent to 3.769 billion kWh.
Iran's nominal power generation capacity stands at about 74,000 megawatts. The country will add another 2,000 megawatts to its national grid next year amid efforts to cope up with a runaway demand.
Edited by CN