Iran plans to considerably increase the output of its power plants next year, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Commission Ali Marvi announced on Monday.
“A sum of 15 percent of the Middle East’s electricity output will belong to Iran by 2015,” Marvi said, addressing the 29th International Electricity Conference in Tehran today.
He noted that the power sector now has Iran’s most important infrastructural industry with a crucial role in the country’s industrial development.
Iran has constructed power plants twice as many as the average number of power plants constructed in the world during the past decade.
The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by 7 percent annually during the past 10 years.
Iran currently swaps power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.