Iran Hydropower Capacity Doubles

Iran recorded 283.8 millimeters of rainfall since the beginning of current water year (started in September), up 167.1 millimeters compared to the average precipitation in the past 11 years
Iran Hydropower Capacity DoublesIran Hydropower Capacity Doubles

Recent rainfall increased the volume of water in dams and 80% of the dams are now full, while barely 40% were full last year, a deputy manager at Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company said.
With higher water levels in hydroelectric dams, “hydropower plants are expected to generate 5,000 megawatts more electricity, almost double compared to last year,” ISNA quoted Mahmoud Reza Haqifam as saying.
Hydroelectric plants have an installed capacity of 12,000 MW, but they produced less for many years because water levels in dams had plunged noticeably. “Now hydroelectric power plants can produce at least 10,000 MW,” he added.


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