Iran increases gas-to-power by 7%

Business Materials 5 September 2016 19:07 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5

By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:

Iran’s gas supply to power plants increased by 6.8 percent year-to-year in 160 days of current fiscal year (FY), the latest weekly report of Energy Ministry said.

Increase in gas deliveries to power sector to 31.672 billion cubic meters (bcm) happened during the mentioned time, while the gas-to-power amount experienced a negative dynamics in 111 days of current FY (started March 21).

The report, published on the ministry’s website Sep. 5, says 813 million liters of gas oil (-53.3 percent year-to-year) as well as 1,145 million liters of fuel oil (-56.8 percent year-to-year) were delivered to power plants during the 160 days of the current FY.

In total, 139.739 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity was generated in this period, of which 3.257 billion kWh was exported (-27 percent year-to-year).

Iran also increased electricity import by 11 percent to 2.023 billion kWh during the mentioned period year-to-year, the report says.

Iran has planned to add 1.950 MW to the current power generation level by March 21, 2017.

Iran’s power generation capacity increased by 1,446 MW to 75,549 MW during the 160 days of the current FY.