News ID: 318475
Published: 0353 GMT December 04, 2021

Iran plans to add 10,000MW to power grid capacity

Iran plans to add 10,000MW to power grid capacity

A report by the Iranian Ministry of Energy shows that the country has planned to add 10,000 megawatts (MW) of power production to its electricity grid capacity.

This ministry has carried out extensive activities in the water and electricity industry and succeeded in recording a good performance in the first 100 days of the 13th government, IRNA reported on Saturday.

The nominal capacity of electricity generation at Iranian power plants tops 85,500MW.

The ministry also plans to construct 500MW of renewable power plants by next summer, according to Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, the ministry’s spokesman for the electricity industry.

He put the current capacity of the country’s renewable power plants at 900MW, saying that such power plants account for a small share of the country’s total power generation capacity.

Over the past decade, a constant rise in temperature and a significant decrease in rainfall across Iran have put the country in a difficult situation regarding electricity supply during peak consumption periods.

In this regard, the Energy Ministry has been following new programs to meet the country’s power demand during peak periods and to prevent outages.

Constructing new power plants for major industries are among the programs being pursued seriously by the ministry in collaboration with other related government entities.



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