Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said that the Iranian government has added about 13.000 megawatts of electricity to the country`s grid over the past five years. showing a 25 percent increase year-on-year.
Four decades ago Iran had 7.000 megawatts of capacity and initially reached 69.000 megawatts and today we are on the verge of 83.000 megawatts of electricity. Ardakanian said in an inaugural ceremony held for two new power plants in Rafsanjan.
If we go ahead with the plan by the end of the incumbent government and half of the year 2021. we will add about 6.300 MW of new capacity and the government is proud to have been able to bring about 20.000 MW of new power plants into operation. registering an annual growth of 38%. he addded.
In relevant remarks in late October 2018. a senior Iranian energy official announced that the country`s proposal to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to set up a regional electricity market was welcomed and is being studied.
Iran`s idea to establish an electricity market was raised in the ECO and three meetings have been held to this end so far. Vahid Gohari Sadr. the director-general of Iran Power Transmission. Generation and Distribution Company (TAVANIR)`s foreign trade office. said on Wednesday.
He added that a pilot plan to harmonize the electricity markets in Iran and Turkey is due to be implemented. noting that other countries will join the plan gradually.