Iran plans to construct coal power plants with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts of electricity, said Managing Director of Thermal Power Plants Holding Company Rasoul Pishahang, Trend reports citing ILNA.
The first coal power plant will be constructed in Tabas near a coal mine and will be launched in 2024, he said adding that a power generator and a turbine are installed at the site, while MAPNA Group and a foreign company are designing the boiler for the plant.
He underlined that Thermal Power Plants Holding Company of Iran has repaired power plants in neighboring countries and has the capacity to provide services to foreign countries.
The country’s thermal power plants have generated 4,306 megawatts of electricity, which is expected to increase to 5,357 megawatts by September 22, he noted.
"Iran’s power plants have produced 348 billion kilowatt power per hour which equals 95 percent of the country’s energy production," he added.
Iran is expected to generate and transmit 35,000 megawatts of electricity in the next four years which would include 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy, 10,000 megawatts of industrial power, and 15,000 megawatts of thermal power plants.