Iran's power usage to soar by increasing electric motor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 19
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
Iran's active electronic motors would increase by 5 times by the end of 2025, making the power consumption of the country increase significantly, an official document, obtained by Trend on April 19 says.
The electronic motors consumes 60 percent of the country's total industrial electricity usage and Iran plans to increase their number from the current 46,192 to 229,848 in next 10 years, according to the report, prepared by Iran's Oil Ministry.
Iran's oil and gas refineries would need 210 and 130 new electronic motors respectively in a year by the end of 2025, the report added.
The total costs of the needed electronic motors would reach $900 million by 2025, of which $877 million would be imported.
The number of imported electronic motors for refineries is expected to reach 3,247 in next ten years in total.
According to the annual report of Iran's Energy Ministry, the country consumed above 231 billion kilowatt-hours electricity in the last fiscal year, ended on March 21, 2016, of which 32 percent was consumed in industrial sector.
With regarding the 60-percent share of electronic motors in industrial power consumption, increasing their numbers by 5 times would increase the country's power usage significantly.
Iran plans to increase the power generation capacity from the current 74,000 megawatt (MW) to about 125,000 MW in 2025.