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Iran Top Regional State in Terms of Power Generation Capacity: Minister

2020-06-10 15:01:54
Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says the Islamic Republic is the leading country in the region in terms of installed power generation capacity.

Addressing a parliamentary session on Wednesday, Ardakanian said the country also ranks 14th globally with an installed power generation capacity of 83,000 megawatts.

He further noted that 100 percent of Iranian cities and 97 percent of the rural areas are currently connected to the national power grid.

“One million new users are annually added to the network,” he noted.

He further noted that the country’s power industry needs 1.2 billion a year, half of which is supplied through power exports to neighbouring countries.

His comments came a few days after he signed an agreement with Iraq to extend exports of electricity to the neighbouring state for two more years.

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