Iran’s Power Generation Capacity Tops 75,000 MW

With the connection of the gas unit of a power plant in southern Iran to the national grid, the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity reached 75,365 megawatts (MW).

After the gas unit of Gol Gohar Power Plant, a natural gas-fueled power plant in the southern province of Kerman, was connected to the national grid earlier this month, the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity reached 75,365 MW.

With the connection of the gas unit, the overall nominal capacity of the country’s gas units to generate electricity has also reached 26,594 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.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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