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    Power generation in Iran’s Khuzestan Province surges

    September 27, 2023 - Trend News Agency


      BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. Power generation in Iran’s Khuzestan Province in the south-west of the country increased by 24 percent, during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21 through September 22, 2023), compared to the same period last year, said Faramarz Shadfar, an official of Khuzestan Regional Electric Company, Trend reports.

      The official noted that overall, 28,755 gigawatts of electricity were generated in the Khuzestan Province during 6 months.

      “Thus, 12,874 gigawatts of the mentioned volume were produced by the province’s hydroelectric power plants, 15,513 gigawatts - by thermal power plants and 368 gigawatts - by small-scale power plants,” he added.

      Currently, the total power generation capacity of Iran's Khuzestan Province is 16,899 megawatt-hours. About 8,194 megawatt-hours of it accounted for HPPs, and 8,517 megawatt-hours – for TPPs. Meanwhile, the power generation capacity of small-scale and renewable energy power plants in the Province is 188 megawatt-hours.

      Shadfar also said that electricity consumption in Khuzestan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces was 28,337 gigawatts in 6 months, representing a 2.5 percent increase from the same period previous year.

      Iran’s Khuzestan Regional Electric Company operates in providing electricity to Khuzestan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces.

      Overall, 40,140 gigawatts of electricity were generated in the province over last Iranian year (March 21, 2022 through March 20, 2023).


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