Tehran, June 7, IRNA - Iran's minister of energy said on Thursday that the total electricity output of the country is expected to reach 208 billion kwh this year, compared to the last year's figure of 192 billion kwh.
In the opening ceremony of the construction operation of a 1000-MW power plant in Ali-Abad Katool in northeastern Province of Golestan, Parviz Fattah said the estimated figure would signify an 8 percent hike in power generation in Iran.
He added that last year 5,400 megawatts were added to the total power generation capacity of the country. The minister remarked that almost the whole 70 million people of Iran are supplied with electricity, with only few places not covered by energy grid which are scheduled to be provided with new power generation methods.
Fattah said that Iran is among few countries in the world in which power plants are designed and constructed by local designers and engineers. The minister added that Iran is now exporting power to all its neighbors and related contracts are signed with others like Syria and India.
The power plant project in Golestan Province worth 320 million euros is to be implemented by two Iranian companies in 36 months.
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