TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) – Iran will double the capacity of power generation capacity by its dispersed power stations by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014), the managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) said on Saturday.
The capacity will be boosted from 500 megawatts (MW) to 1000MW, the Mehr News Agency quoted TAVANIR managing director Homayoun Haeri as saying.
Dispersed generation is strategically located on the transmission grid to overcome bottlenecks in the transmission and distribution system and to improve the stability of the system.
Haeri also said the country’s total wind farm power generation capacity currently stands at 120MW.
He went on to say that Iran’s total power generation capacity currently stands at 68.38 gigawatts.
Iran exports electricity to Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.
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