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Iran's hydroelectric power generation capacity stands at 9.5GW

Source: Tehran Times

The power generation capacity of Iran's hydroelectric power plants stands currently at 9.5 gigawatts (GW), IRNA reported on Wednesday. The actual output of the power plants is 7.6GW, according to the report.

In October, the managing director of Iran Power Development Company said that Iran's national power generation capacity will be boosted by around 4GW by the third calendar month of Tir (June 21-July 21) next year.

"Twenty power plants with the total output of 9.5GW are projected to be built. Some 40 trillion rials ($3.26 billion) will be allocated to the projects in the first phase," IRNA quoted Majid Salehi as saying.

The projects are scheduled to be completed by March 2015, he noted.

Karoun3 Dam in Izeh, southwestern Iran

Energy Minister Majid Namjou has said Iran's power generation capacity is currently about 67GW.

The Energy Ministry plans to increase the electricity generation capacity by 5GW this calendar year, he added.

By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (March 2016), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Namjou said on February 7.

Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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