Iran’s Electricity Generation Capacity Reaches about 77,000MW
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s nominal capacity to produce electricity has reached about 77,000 megawatts (MW) following the connection of a number of power plants to the country’s national grid.
The country’s capacity to generate electricity has increased by 385 MW since the beginning of the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.
With the coming into service over the past two weeks of several new thermal units of power plants that can produce 110 MW of electricity, the country’s overall nominal capacity has reached 76,947 MW.
Back in November 2015, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian unveiled plans for an increase in the country’s capacity of electricity generation and exports to neighboring countries.
Iran is now exporting around 12 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to its neighbors each year, while the imports stand at an annual level of 4 billion kWh, the minister said at the time.
The country’s electricity industry ranks 14th in the world and first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation.