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First Step to Phase Out Power Plant in South Tehran

Tehran has close to 4.7 million subscribers, 75% of which are households. On average 100,000 new customers join the list each year across the province that has grown in all four directions piling pressure on utilities, namely water, electricity and gas
First Step to Phase Out Power Plant in South TehranFirst Step to Phase Out Power Plant in South Tehran

Construction of a 230 kilovolt gas-insulated substation started Sunday at the site of Rey Power Plant in south Tehran as the first step to phase out the old station, head of the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
Estimated useful life of an electricity plant is 20 years but the Rey station has operated for half a century. 
“It started working with 40 gas units and generation capacity of 1,170 megawatts,” Mohsen Tarztalab was quoted as saying by the Energy Ministry news portal Paven.
“However, due to old age, wear and tear and failure of some units, only 20 gas units are operating and output has dropped to 500 MW,” he said.

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