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Iran’s installed power capacity reaches 73.7GW

Iran has registered a surge in its power generation with current installed capacity reaching 73, 758MW

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Iran has registered a surge in its power generation with current installed capacity reaching 73, 758MW.

In the past few weeks, a capacity to produce 14 MW of electricity was added to the country’s installed power generation capacity by combined heat and power (CHP) and distributed generation (DG) units, reported Tasnim News Agency

Now with operating the 14 MW capacity of distributed generation power, the country’s total power generation capacity by distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) units has reached 766 megawatts.

Back in November 2015, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian unveiled plans for an increase in the country’s capacity of electricity generation and exports to neighbouring countries.

Iran is now exporting around 12 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity to its neighbours each year, while the imports stand at an annual level of 4 billion kWh, the minister said at the time.

The country’s electricity industry ranks 14th in the world and first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation.

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