Iran’s weekly report on electricity sector

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 4

By Fatih Karimov– Trend:

Iran's power plants generated over 178.775 TWh (terawatt-hours) of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year ‎‎(March 21) till Sept. 22, according to the latest weekly statistics, published by Iran's Energy Ministry.

The figure indicates a rise by 7 percent compared to the same period of preceding year.

Iran’s electricity export has also increased by 24 percent up to ‎5.099 TWh‎ from the beginning of the current fiscal year to Sept. 22, ‎ according to the report.

Meanwhile, Iran imported 2.359 TWh of electricity during the period, which is 1 percent more compared to the same period of the preceding year.

Iran’s thermal power plants and Bushehr nuclear power plant produced 168.024 terawatt hours of electricity in total during the period, meanwhile hydroelectric power plants shared 10.751 TWh ‎ of the country's total electricity production.

The country increased gas and gas oil delivery to its power plants by 7.2 percent and 48 percent to 40.118 billion cubic meters and 1.387 billion liters, while fuel oil supply to this sector increased by 9.7 percent to 1.533 billion liters in the mentioned period.

The nominal electric generation capacity has increased by 715 megawatts (MW) to 77,143 MW in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year, according to the report.

Gas power plants (27,258 MW) share 35.33 percent of the generation capacity, meanwhile the share of combined cycle (19,470 MW)and steam power plants (15,829 MW) accounts for 25.24 and 20.52 percent, respectively.

Hydroelectric (11,811 MW) and Bushehr nuclear power plant’s (1020 MW) nominal electric generation capacity is equal to 15.31 and 1.32 percept of country’s electric generation capacity, meanwhile the share of the renewables stands at only 0.42 percent or 322 MW.

Iran has increased the nominal electric generation capacity of renewables by 21 MW in the mentioned week.

Iran plans to increase its nominal electric generation capacity to 80,000 MW by summer 2018.

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