Iran to add 30k megawatts to its power generation: Minister

Iran’s 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.

Mehrabian made the remarks when he was inspecting Shahid Bakeri power plant in Semnan on Thursday.

He added that 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.

The Ministry of Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with industries to construct new power plants, the minister noted.

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, Mehrabian said.

Director of Pouya Energy Company, Ozhan Mokri, pointed out to the construction of combined cycle at Shahid Bakeri Power Plant, adding that the plant has two gas-based units with the capacity of generating 183 megawatts, and that construction of two new units is on the agenda.

Mokri also said that the power plant is planning to build state-of-the-art gas turbines, expressing hope if all phases are being implemented in accordance with preplanned timetable, the two units would become operational next summer.

The energy minister inspected Shahid Bakeri Power Plant on Thursday, when President Ebrahim Raisi visited Semnan province as part of his provincial trips.

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