Referring to the complete readiness of the country's power plants to provide reliable and sustainable electricity during the summer peak consumption period, Mohsen Tarztalab said that by the end of summer, more than 1,800 megawatts will be added to the capacity of the country’s power plants under the development plans, reported IRNA.
Summer months constitute Iran’s peak demand period, so most of the power plant overhaul programs are scheduled to take place during autumn, winter and spring.
Over two-thirds of Iran’s thermal power plants are owned and operated by the country’s private sector and private owners are currently generating nearly 67 percent of Iran’s thermal power.
Currently, a total of 478 thermal power plants are operating throughout Iran which includes both gas-fired power plants and combined-cycle plants.
Iran’s total power generation capacity currently stands at about 85,000 MW, more than 90 percent of which is supplied by thermal power plants.