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Maroun Phase 2 Power Station Operational

The Maroun Phase 2, equipped with two turbines, adds 380 gigawatt-hours of electricity to the national grid per year to improve the stability of power transmission in Khuzestan Province
The second phase of Maroun power station became operational at an estimated cost of $107 million. The second phase of Maroun power station became operational at an estimated cost of $107 million.

A 150-megawatt hydroelectric power plant was inaugurated on Thursday in the city of Behbahan, Khuzestan Province in southern Iran, in a ceremony attended by Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian.
Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, Mohammad Reza Shamsaei, director of Khuzestan Water and Power Authority, said the second phase of Maroun power station, located 19 kilometers from Behbahan, became operational at an estimated cost of $107 million, IRNA reported.
“The Maroun Phase 2, equipped with two turbines, adds 380 gigawatts of electricity to the national grid to improve the stability of power transmission in the province,” he said, noting that the station will not only help heavy industries in the region to thrive but also create much-needed jobs in the province.
According to Shamsaei, the project's first phase went on stream in 2004.
Pointing to the financial resources, he noted that the development of civil project was fully funded by the government's financial resources.

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