Electricity generation in Iran’s Khuzestan province revealed
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Some 41,800 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity have been generated in Iran’s Khuzestan province over the ten months of this Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020), said Faramarz Shadfar, head of the electricity market department of the Khuzestan Regional Electric Company, Trend reports referring to the Iranian Energy Ministry’s website.
Shadfar noted that hydropower plants of the province generated 20,200 GWh, while the thermal power plants – 21,600 GWh of electricity.
The department head added that 46 percent of the power generation by thermal power plants accounted for the public sector (Ramin and Mahshahr thermal power plants), and 54 percent for the private sector (Zarghan, Abadan, Khorramshahr, Pirouz and Fajr thermal power plants).
The province’s thermal power plants produced an average of 70 GWh of electricity per day, Shadfar said.
During the tenth Iranian month (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) electricity consumption in peak hours was 3,090 megawatts, and this shows a 0.1 percent decrease compared to the same month last year, the department head noted.
The company’s official said that electricity consumption in the province amounted to 32,500 GWh over the ten Iranian months and this shows a decrease in consumption by almost 1 percent.