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Iran to increase electricity capacity by 6 GW before summer

  • 2 years ago (2022-04-05)
  • David Flin
Middle East 317 Operations 4 Transmission 181

Ali Akbar Mehrabian, Iran’s Energy Minister, has said that 6 GW of new capacity will be added to the country’s current power generation capacity before the start of peak demand in July. He said: “We hope we can see out this year’s summer with the least of problems. The power generation capacity will increase by 6 GW this year.”

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Iran recorded a peak electricity demand of over 57 GW last summer. Authorities say they expect this to increase to 60 GW in July.

Mehrabian said that 4.5 GW of the new capacity in Iran will come from new power plants that have opened or are planned to be launched within the next two months. He added that renewables will be responsible for 0.5 GW of new capacity while another 1 GW will be made available through carrying out restructuring plans in existing power plants.