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11/24/04

Iran's electricity capacity up 3,000mw

Tehran, Nov 24, IRNA -- Electricity production of the country is expected to increase by 3,000 megawatts in 1384 (starting March 21, 2005), the deputy minister for electricity said in Tehran on Wednesday.

Talking to IRNA, Mohammad Ahmadian, who is also managing director of the national power generation and distribution company TAVANIR, added that implementation of new projects will raise the country's electricity capacity.

Ahmadian predicted that electrical consumption will also increase in the next Iranian year.

He said that electrical consumption reached a peak of 29,000 megawatts in the past summer (June 21-September 22).

He said that there would be no problem in meeting the electricity demands of the country if the fuel needed by power plants were readily available.

Alluding to the electricity swaps with Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan, Ahmadian said that Iran imports more energy from these countries that what it exports.

Iran exports 950 million kw/h electricity to Armenia and Azerbaijan annually, he added.

He said it imports 1.5 billion kw/h electricity annually from other sources.

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