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Iran to add 350 MW to power generation capacity

  • 11 months ago (2019-06-11)
  • David Flin
Gas 168 Middle East 248

Mohsen Tarztalab, the head of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH) said that three power plants with a combined generation capacity of 350 MW will be connected to the grid in the western province of Kermanshah. Iran’s total nominal electricity generation capacity reached 80,509 MW in early May.’

PAVEN, the portal of the Iranian Energy Ministry, said that the additional capacity was from renewable plants, hydroelectric power plants, and distributed generation. With the addition of the extra 350 MW, Iran’s electricity generation capacity will rise by 850 MW compared to last year.

Combined cycle plants, with a total generation capacity of 25,083 MW, provides 31.2 per cent of the country’s capacity. Gas power plants account for 29.9 per cent.

In May, the Energy Ministry announced that it plans to inaugurate 22 new units with a total capacity of 3933 MW in the current year, along with upgrading and increasing the efficiency of existing power plants to add another 461 MW of new capacity.