TEHRAN - Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian has announced that 30,000 megawatts of electricity will be added to the current capacity of the country’s power generation network within four years in order to prevent future outages.
“Some 10,000 megawatts will be generated by new thermal power plants, the second 10,000 megawatts via investment in power generation industry and the third one through renewable power plants within four years,” Mehrabian said.
He pointed out that the Iranian Energy Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with industries to construct new power plants.
“Development of power plants aimed at increasing power generation and managing consumption of electricity are among two main strategies of the Ministry of Energy in order to provide the county with required electricity,” the minister added.
In early April it was announced that Iran’s power plants capacity has grown 12-fold since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution.
According to the figures of Iran’s energy ministry, the capacity of power plants after the victory of the Islamic Revolution has increased 12-fold and reached 85,000 MW.
The figure was 7,024 MW 42 years ago only able to supply part of the country’s needs.