0401 GMT February 25, 2020
Since March 21, 2019, the country has added 557 MW of capacity to the national grid, according to data released by companies operating in the country’s power sector, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran’s nominal electricity generation capacity reached 80,311 MW in March 2019, and now, it has risen to 80,868 MW.
By March 2020, the country’s total capacity to produce electricity will increase 4,827 MW, according to data released by the Iran Grid Management Co., Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH), Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir), and Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co. (IWPC).
In February 2018, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian highlighted the country’s self-sufficiency in the area of power generation and said the Islamic Republic is the top producer of electricity in the Middle East.
About 90 percent of power generation equipment, even complicated parts like turbines and generators, are currently manufactured inside the country, the energy minister told reporters at the time.
He added that Iran’s capabilities in the area of power generation have developed over the past four decades so much that the country has become the top producer of electricity in the region.
“At present, we have energy exchanges with all the countries that share land borders with us,” said Ardakanian.