Iran: Hydropower Gets a Shot in the Arm

Despite the fact that good rains have helped increase water levels in dams and output from hydroelectric plants, the deficit in groundwater reserves has not been compensated
Hydropower Gets a Shot in the Arm Hydropower Gets a Shot in the Arm

Heavy rains from the beginning of the current water year in September have significantly boosted water levels in hydroelectric dams.
Dams across Iran can hold a maximum of 50 billion cubic meters of water and now 70% of them are full, IRNA reported. The rise has helped increase hydropower output by 218% compared to last year.
Hydropower stations generated close to 26,103 gigawatt hours of electricity between March and November (2019), while the figure in the same period in 2018 was 8,198 GW hours.
Of the total production (26,103 GW hours), about 1.022 GW hours was generated between November 22 and Dec. 21.


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