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    Iran reveals data on private sector-owned thermal power plants

    May 17, 2022 - Trend News Agency


      There are currently 86 thermal power plants in Iran being managed by private sector, Trend reports via the statistics of Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH).

      This means 67.7 percent of the total thermal power plants operating in Iran are owned by the private sector.

      According to the statistics, 29 percent of steam-fired thermal power plants, 73.6 percent of gas-fired thermal power plants and 82.4 percent of combined-cycle thermal power plants are owned by the private sector.


      Owned by the private sector

      Capacity (megawatt-hours) Number of power plants Number of power units
      Steam 4,588 11 46
      Gas 16,370 45 161
      Combined-cycle 26,845 30 180
      Total 47,803 86 387

      In total, 591 units operate at 130 thermal power plants in Iran, which have capacity to generate a total of 70,634 megawatt-hours of electricity.

      There are 102 units at 25 steam-fired thermal power plants and the electricity generation capacity of them is 15,829 megawatt-hours.

      In addition, there are 270 units at 70 gas-fired thermal power plants with the generation capacity of 22,236 megawatt-hours of electricity.

      At the same time, there are 219 units at 35 combined-cycle thermal power plants in the country with the capacity to generate 32,569 megawatt-hours of electricity.


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