Iran’s annual electricity generation rises 2.7%

Iran's annual electricity generation increased by 2.7 percent to 282 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) the last fiscal year that ended on March 21.

The power generation capacity increased by 1.3 percent to 74,095 megawatts (MW), the annual report of Iran's Energy Ministry said.

According to the report published on the ministry's official website May 19, 57.298 billion cubic meters of natural gas was delivered to power plants during the last fiscal year (FY), which indicates 14 percent growth, while gas oil and fuel oil supply to this sector decreased by 25.3 percent and 29.5 percent to 6.629 billion liters and 7.238 billion liters, respectively.

Average efficiency of Iran's thermal power plants rose by 1.4 percent to 37.7 percent during the last FY.

During the last FY, Iran exported 10.240 billion kWh of electricity, including 7.071 billion kWh to Iraq and 1.807 billion kWh to Turkey.

The country also imported 4.078 billion kWh of electricity, including 2.737 billion kWh from Turkmenistan and 1.286 billion kWh from Armenia.

Iran's annual electricity export and import increased by 6 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively.

Thermal power plants share more than 83 percent of Iran's total power generation.

Source: Trend