Energy Ministry to Raise Power Generation Capacity by 6,000 MW

The Energy Ministry has planned to increase the country's current electricity production capacity of 85,000 megawatts by 6,000 MW by next summer, which is unprecedented in the country's electricity industry, the energy minister said.
“The planned capacity includes 4,500 MW of thermal power plants and 500 MW of renewable power stations. An additional 1,000 MW will also be generated by upgrading the operating plants,” Ali Akbar Mehrabian was also quoted as saying by the Energy Ministry’s news portal Paven.
“Given the deficit in electricity production compared to the demand in the past summer, which led to power outages across the country, it was necessary to meet the shortages. So we have planned to build several thermal and renewable power plants, and upgrade the existing power plants to increase their production capacity in the next four years,” he said.


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