Iran adds 1.27 GW to its power generation capacity
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran added 1.27 gigawatts (GW) to its power generation capacity during 146 days of the current fiscal year, started on March 21, but the actual electricity output is less than the same period of the last fiscal year.
According to the statistics of the latest weekly report, released by Iran's Energy Ministry on Aug.24, Iran's nominal power generation capacity stood at 75.365 GW on August 12, about 1.27 GW more than March 21 and about 1.655 GW more than on the same day in 2015.
However, the actual electricity energy output of power plants decreased by 22 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) to 125,248 million kWh during 146 days of fiscal year (FY), compared to the same period last year.
The fuel consumption by thermal power plants which share 83.35 percent in the total power generation of Iran also decreased by 1.69 percent during 146 days of current FY, the statistics indicate.
Iran consumed 28.284 billion cubic meters of natural gas (+4.8% year-to-year) as well as 735 million liters of diesel (-46% year-to-year) and 1,056 million liters of fuel oil (-52.9% year-to-year) during 145 days of current FY.
Iran's electricity export dropped by 30 percent to 2,821 million kWh, while its imports increased by 11 percent to 1,856 million kWh.
Iran plans to add 2.126 GW to its power generation capacity by March 2017.