Steam unit of Iran’s combined cycle power plant opened

The steam unit of Khorramabad Combined Cycle Power Plant in western Iran came into operation. The power plant enjoys the capacity of producing 160 MW of electricity, according to IRNA.
The steam unit provides job opportunities for 525 people, directly and indirectly.
Iran’s Energy Ministry has announced that the power generation capacity in the country has risen by seven gigawatts (GW) since August 2021, when Iran’s current administrative government took office.
In a statement, the ministry said that, since August 2021, Iran had launched nearly 5.2 GW of new thermal power plants, including combined cycle systems, which are more efficient than the normal gas-fired power plants.
It added that power generation at existing power plants, including thermal and renewables, had increased by 1.4 GW over the same period through a series of efficiency projects carried out by domestic firms.
The statement said small electricity stations launched in various areas across Iran since August 2021 had added another 0.268 GW to the country’s power production capacity.
One GW of electricity is enough to respond to power demand in a city of over a million people.
Latest government estimates show Iran’s total power generation capacity has exceeded 90 GW, of which more than 60 GW is fully operational.
The state-run Tavanir Electricity Company said earlier this week that it expects demand for electricity to reach as much as 73 GW in peak consumption hours this summer, up more than 10% compared to figures reported last year.

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