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Iran's power generation capacity up by 53 percent in eight years

Tehran, July 3, IRNA-Iran's power generation capacity rose by 53 percent in eight years from 1997 to March 2005 following establishment of power plants with a total capacity of 15,040 megawatts of electricity.

Iranian power plants' nominal power generation capacity rose to 37,460 megawatts in March 2005, putting Iran in the 19th place in the list of power generating states of the year.

Steam power plants had a share of 58 percent, gas power plants 12.5 percent, combined cycle power plants 22.5 percent, hydraulic power plants seven percent, diesel power plants 0.2 percent and wind power plants 0.02 percent in the total energy produced in the said year.

Annual energy consumption rose by 7.5 percent over the past decade. That was 1.5 percent higher than the target set for the Third Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2000-05).

One hundred percent of urban population and 94 percent of rural citizens are now using energy and 48,622 villages are provided with electricity services.

Per capita electricity generation rose by 1,500 kilowatt/hour to 2,400 kilowatt/hour in the said period.

... Payvand News - 7/3/05 ... --

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