Iran export 4, 368 gigawatt hours of electricity in Iranian year

Iran has exported 4,368 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity so far in the current Iranian year, which began on March 20, showing 45.4 percent rise compared to the same period last year, the IRNA News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Iran ranks the first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation, an official with Iran Power Development Company said on July 9.

Mahmoud Dashtbozorg told the IRNA News Agency that the country is the 15th largest electricity producer in the world.

The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran’s electricity generation capacity by 5 gigawatts (GW) this calendar year, which began on March 20, Behzad said on April 3.

He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013, the last month of President Ahmadinejad’s administration, the Fars news agency reported.

By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on February 7.

Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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