With 4,827 MW capacity of new power plants going operational by the end of the current Iranian calendar year.

The country’s power generation capacity is going to reach 85,695 MW.

Iran’s power generation capacity to exceed 85GW by March 2020.

Iran’s nominal electricity generation capacity which stood at 80,311 MW at the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019), has currently reached 80,868 MW.

The added capacity, was supplied from the newly operational distributed generation power plants, combined-cycle power plants, as well as renewable plants.

A 51-MW increase in power generation capacity at distributed generation plants (DG and CHP).

A 39-MW increase in the capacity of renewable power plants.

467 MW of new capacity in the country’s combined-cycle power plants increased the total power generation capacity by 557 MW.

With a total generation capacity of 25,083 MW (31.2 %) combined cycle power plants account for the biggest share in the country’s total power generation capacity followed by gas power plants generating 29.9%.

The share of hydroelectric power plants is 19.87 % while hydroelectric plants generate 14.8 %of the country’s total electricity.

The share of dispersed generation units is 1.5 % and finally the renewable power plants account only for 0.79 % of Iran’s total power generation capacity.

In May, the energy ministry announced that the government plans to inaugurate 22 new power plant units with a total capacity of 3,933 MW along with upgrading and increasing the efficiency of existing power plants to add another 461 MW of new capacity.


List of power stations in Iran ( History )

By 2012, Iran had roughly 400 power plant units.
By the end of 2013, Iran had a total installed electricity generation capacity of 70,000 MW.
This had been increased from 90 MW in 1948, and 7024 MW in 1978.
It is planned to add more than 5,000 MW of generation capacity annually to the power grid.
This will almost double the total power generation capacity to 122,000 MW by 2022.



Iran’s power generation capacity to exceed 85GW by March 2020.