News ID: 278562
Published: 0304 GMT December 23, 2020

Iran to launch seven major thermal power projects by March 2021

Iran to launch seven major thermal power projects by March 2021

Seven major thermal power projects worth over $3.5 billion will come on stream in Iran by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021), said the head of Iran’s Thermal Power Plant Holding (TPPH).

According to Mohsen Tarztalab, a total of 21 major thermal industry projects valued at about $9.5 billion were planned to go operational in the current year of which 14 have been inaugurated, IRNA reported.

Tarztalab added that the 14 projects with a total investment of about $5.9 billion were put into operation to add 1,300 megawatts (MW) to the country’s power generation capacity.

The country’s thermal power plants have generated over 233,000 gigawatt-hour of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20) up to December 5, said the official.

Currently, a total of 478 thermal power plants are operating across Iran which include both gas-fired power plants and combined-cycle power plants.

Iran’s total power generation capacity stands at about 85,000 MW, more than 90 percent of which is supplied by thermal power plants.

Over two-thirds of Iran’s thermal power plants are owned and operated by the private sector and are currently generating nearly 67 percent of the country’s thermal power.

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