Iran’s Hydropower Output to Reach 10.5 GW by March 2020

Iran’s Hydropower Output to Reach 10.5 GW by March 2020

Iran’s hydroelectric power plants are expected to produce 10,500 megawatts (10.5 gigawatts) of electricity in the current Iranian calendar year..
Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), over 10.8 billion kilowatt hour (KWh) of electricity has been produced by the country’s hydroelectric plants. The figure was reported to be 1.8 billion KWh in the last year’s same time span..
Iran’s current power generation capacity stands at about 81 GW of which the share of hydroelectric power stands at 19.87 percent..
It has planned to inaugurate 22 new units with a total capacity of 3,933 MW in the current Iranian calendar year along with upgrading and increasing the efficiency of existing power plants to add another 461 MW of new capacity.