Jul 14 2012
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Iran to inaugurate 3 power plants by March 2013
Mohammad Behzad told the Mehr News Agency that two 648-MW power plants have been inaugurated since the beginning of this year.
Iran is the top electricity producer in the Middle East, an official with Iran Power Development Company said on July 9.
The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran's electricity generation capacity by 5 gigawatts (GW) this year, which began on March 20, Behzad said on April 3.
Iran has indigenized the technology for developing thermal and combined cycle power plants, the director of the TAVANIR said on February 27.
Abbas Aliabadi told the Mehr news agency that Iran exports technical and engineering services for the power sector to different countries and that Iran is currently building seven large power projects in Syria, Oman, Iraq, and Tajikistan.
By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on February 7.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
© Tehran Times 2012
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