Over 34% of Iran’s generated power falls on households

Business Materials 18 November 2017 15:59 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18

By Fatih Karimov– Trend:

House holds consume 34.3 percent of Iran’s generated power, according to a report released by Iran's Energy Ministry.‎

The country's industry sector consumes 30.5 percent of Iran's electricity generation, meanwhile 16.1 percent of the produced electricity goes to agriculture sector.

The report indicates that Iran's power plants generated over 217.29 TWh (terawatt-hours) of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year ‎‎(March 21) till Nov. 10, 7 percent more year on year.

Iran’s electricity export accounted for ‎5.613 TWh‎ from the beginning of the current fiscal year to Nov. 3, which is 15 percent more compared to the same period of preceding year.

Meanwhile, Iran imported 2.733 TWh of electricity during the period, registering a 7-percent fall year on year.

Iran’s thermal power plants and Bushehr nuclear power plant produced 204.975 terawatt hours of electricity in total during the reporting period, while 12.314 TWh ‎ of the country's total electricity production accounted for hydroelectric power plants.

The country increased gas and gas oil delivery to its power plants by 7.2 percent and 35.1 percent to 49.081 billion cubic meters and 1.489 billion liters, while fuel oil supply to this sector increased by 9.4 percent to 1.749 billion liters in the mentioned period.

The nominal electric generation capacity has increased by 1,338 megawatts (MW) to 77,766 MW in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian fiscal year, according to the report.

Gas power plants (27,208 MW) share 34.99 percent of the generation capacity, meanwhile the share of combined cycle (20,110 MW) and steam power plants (15,829 MW) accounts for 25.86 and 20.35 percent, respectively.

Hydroelectric (11,811 MW) and Bushehr nuclear power plant’s (1020 MW) nominal electric generation capacity is equal to 15.19 and 1.31 percept of country’s electric generation capacity, meanwhile the share of renewables stands at only 0.41 percent or 322 MW.

Iran plans to increase its nominal electric generation capacity to 80,000 MW by summer 2018, and 100,000 by 2025, 1,000 of which should be produced from solar energy.‎