1032 GMT January 17, 2022
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.