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Iran’s Power Generation Capacity Nears 78,000 MW

Iran’s nominal capacity to produce electricity has reached about 78,000 megawatts (MW) following the connection of a number of power plants to the country’s national grid over the past two weeks. The country’s overall nominal capacity to generate electricity has increased by 381 MW over the past two weeks, reaching 77,987 MW. During the mentioned […]

Germany’s Siemens Delivers 2nd F-Class Turbine to Iran

Siemens, the German industrial group, has shipped the second F-class gas tribune to Iran, a report said. Siemens has shipped the second F-class gas turbine for the project Bandar Abbas to Iran, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The first of the two F-class gas turbines to be used at the Bandar Abbas power station was […]

Major Power Projects in Khuzestan Province

Iran plans to start the construction phase of five major power plant projects in the country’s southwestern province of Khuzesan this Iranian year (ends on March 20, 2018), Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said. Speaking to IRIB, the energy minister said that these projects would produce 3,600 megawatts (MW) of energy. At present, the province enjoys […]

New Plant Raises Ceiling on Iran’s Power Output

The launch of a new power plant south of Iran increased the country’s capacity of electricity generation by 160 megawatts (MW). The first unit of Samangan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Iran’s southern province of Kerman has come into operation, raising the overall capacity of electricity generation to 77,446 MW. In a combined cycle power […]

New Work Begins at Bushehr Nuclear Plant

The excavation process for the construction of new sites for the second and third reactors of Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran began on Tuesday. The project kicked off in a ceremony at Iran’s southern port city of Bushehr, attended by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, nuclear […]

Iran, Italy sign Gas Deal

Italy’s Ansaldo Energia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with several subsidiaries of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for converting flare gas into electricity at the supergiant South Pars Gas Field. In its first phase, the Italian company will produce 600 MW electricity and in the second phase about 1,000 MW electricity will […]

Pakistan to Import Additional Power from Iran

By John Lee. The government of Pakistan is considering importing 100 MW of additional electricity from Iran. According to a report from Pakistan Today the additional power would be used to meet the growing demand for electricity in Gawadar city. At present, power demand in the Gawadar area is met through import of 104 MW […]

$60bn In Renewables Revenue By 2023

By John Lee. Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Fallahatian (pictured) has said he expects Iran’s installed renewable energy capacity, excluding hydro-electric power, to exceed 700 MW by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2018). He added that the country currently has 77,000 MW of capacity, of which 360 megawatts is renewable energy. Most of […]

Quercus plans EUR 500m Iran Solar Project

By John Lee. UK-based renewable energy investor Quercus will reportedly invest over half a billion euros in a solar power project in Iran. Chief executive Diego Biasi (pictured) told Reuters that construction of the 600-megawatt (MW) plant will start in the first half of 2018. He added that the firm embarked on such a big project […]

New Hydroelectric Power Plant in Western Province

Iran inaugurated the first unit of a new hydroelectric power plant in the western province of Kermanshah that increased the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity to more than 77,100 megawatts (MW). The first unit of the Darian power plant in Kermanshah was recently connected to the national grid, increasing the country’s nominal capacity from […]

€3bn Siemens Credit Line on the way

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens is reported to be preparing to provide 3 billion euros in financing for rail and power projects in Iran. Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for International Affairs, Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan, said on Tuesday: “Through financing a number of construction projects, Siemens plans to enter into a joint venture with […]

Power Generation Capacity exceeds 77,000 MW

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian announced that the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity has surpassed 77,000 megawatts (MW). Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Falahatian said over the past year, the country’s power generation capacity has increased by about 2,000 MW. With the coming into service of three gas units of […]

Finnish Co to supply Gas Power Plants to Iran

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply engineering and equipment deliveries for two baseload power plants to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co. This is a breakthrough project as Wärtsilä is supplying the first decentralised power plants of its kind to Iran, showing results from our efforts to support […]

Iran’s Power Generation Capacity to Rise by 3,000 MW

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity would increase by 3,000 megawatts (MW) by the next summer. Speaking at a ceremony to begin the construction of a power station in the southwestern city of Andimeshk in Khuzestan Province on Wednesday, Falahatian said the country’s power generation capacity is […]

Iran Welcomes S. Korean Investments in Energy, Railroad

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani reiterated the country’s willingness to promote relations with South Korea in all spheres, saying the Islamic Republic welcomes investments from the East Asian nation in energy and railroad sectors. Speaking at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart on the sidelines of the second annual meeting of parliament speakers of […]

Iran Inaugurates New Hydropower Plant

Iran on Thursday inaugurated a new hydroelectric power plant that increased the country’s hydropower generation capacity to around 12,000 megawatts. Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on Thursday opened the hydropower plant at ‘Roodbar’ dam, in Aligoodarz, the western province of Lorestan. According to the minister, inauguration of the plant helped the total hydropower generation capacity of […]

Iran, Hungary to Develop Mini Nuclear Power Plant

Iran and Hungary have agreed to cooperate in a joint mini nuclear power plant project, a Hungarian official announced. Tehran and Budapest will create a small nuclear reactor for scientific and educational purposes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Janos Lazar said on Thursday. “When the Prime Minister was there, we undertook to take […]

Tender for Karun II Dam and Power Station

Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) has invited tenders for the Karun II Dam and Power Plant project in Khuzestan province. The project is being offered through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The Karun I and Karun III dams are located downstream and upstream of Karun II, […]

Tehran, Moscow Start Construction of Power Plant at Bandar Abbas

Iran and Russia have started constructing a thermal power plant in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, a report said. According to the report carried by Sputnik on Monday, Tehran and Moscow began the construction of the thermal power plant during a ceremony attended by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. The plant, with a capacity […]

Iran keen to Increase Electricity Supply to Pakistan to 3,000 MW

By John Lee. Iran is reported to be keen to increase its electricity supply to Pakistan from 130 megawatts to 3,000 megawatts. According to Pakwired, the Iranian Consul General to Pakistan, Ahmad Mohammadi, told an event in Karachi: “The expansion of ties with neighboring countries is one of the priorities of Iran’s foreign policy and […]