IRNA – Iran ranked 9th in the world in terms of installed capacity of the thermal power plant with 65 GW
The Director General of the Thermal Power Company Mohsen Tarztalab, at the meeting of the power plants’ managers, added, ‘There are 123 units of thermal power plants in the country, including 42 government units, 60 private units and 21 units are in the hand of large industries of the country.’
The installed capacity of the country’s power plants is 81,000 megawatts, of which 64,000 megawatts are produced by thermal power plants, 16,000 megawatts of steam units, 25,355 megawatts of gas units, and 23,000 units of combined cycle.
Expressing that over 93.5 percent of the country’s production has been undertaken by thermal power plants over a 10-month period, the official retreated that 6.5 billion Euros worth of state-owned thermal power plants are available to the Thermal Power Company, and 8,500 people are working in the area of governmental utilization of these power plants.
Tarztalab also said that 10 percent of the country’s power plants are over 40 years old and 61 percent of the country’s power plants are under 20 years of age.