Iran’s capacity for generating electricity surpasses 75,000 MW

Business Materials 4 July 2016 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iranian officials have launched the second unit of Mahshahr combined cycle power plant.

With the inauguration of the new unit the country’s capacity for generating electricity surpassed 75,000 megawatts (MW), IRNA news agency reported.

According to the report, the third unit of the power plant will be inaugurated in autumn and the fourth unit will be launched in the next Iranian year (starting March 20).

Over the first 114 days of the current fiscal year (starting March 20), the country delivered about 13.446 billion cubic meters (bcm), to power plants. The figure indicates 3.6 percent decrease year-to-year.

Iran has planned to increase gas deliveries to power plants by 7 bcm to 65 bcm in the current fiscal year.

During the first 83 days of the current year, Iran generated 61,106 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, of which 913 million kWh was exported.