Iran's power generation capacity up by 2.5mWh
The country has synchronized a wind turbine with its main power grid
Iran has synchronized a 2.5mWh wind turbine with its national power grid, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported. The wind turbine is located in the northern Qazvin province.
According to energy ministry officials it is the country's first wind turbine with the capacity to generate over one megawatt hours of electricity.
Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said on February 10 that the production capacity of Iran's power plants does not meet domestic demands, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported.
"The country's electricity generation capacity currently stands at 70,000 megawatt hours, but it's not enough," Falahatian said.
"Electricity consumption peak is currently around 46,300 megawatt hours, but if the current trend continues the figure can reach 50,000 megawatt hours," Falahatian said
The deputy energy minister made the remarks at the inauguration ceremony of the country's first small-scale power plant in Western province of Zanjan.