Iran ups gas use at power plants, liquid fuel usage drops
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran has increased gas delivery to power plants by 8.8 percent, up to 44.995 billion cubic meters (bcm), during 230 days of the current fiscal year (period from March 21 to November 4).
Iran plans to deliver 65 bcm of gas to power plants in the current fiscal year - about 7 bcm more than in the previous year.
According to the latest weekly report, released by Energy Ministry, the gas oil and fuel oil consumption also decreased by 59.3 percent and 60.1 percent to 1,091 million liters (ML) and 1,578 ML respectively.
The detailed statistics also indicate that the country increased the nominal power generation capacity by 1,809 megawatts (MW) to 75,912 MW during the current fiscal year. However, the actual power output stood at 58,985 MW.
Iran plans to add further 1,200 MW to its power generation capacity by March 20, 2017.
During the mentioned period, about 198,024 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity was generated, of which 4,803 million kWh was exported.
Iran’s electricity exports declined by 27 percent, while its imports increase by 8 percent to 2,860 million kWh in 230 days of the current fiscal year.