EghtesadOnline: Close to 51.5 million cubic meters of natural gas was consumed per day in thermal power plants between March and December 2019, the Energy Ministry spokesman for power department said.
EghtesadOnline: Natural gas delivery to thermal power plants has halved with the aim of sustaining and stabilizing natural gas supply to households in the winter season, director for technical support at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Three thermal power plants in Tehran, namely Tarasht in west and Rey and Besat in the south, provide electricity to the megalopolis. However, since the start of fall and with decline in consumption, two of the stations have ceased operation, said the director of Technical Support Office at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company.
EghtesadOnline: Upgrading, repair and maintenance of thermal power plants added 620 megawatts to the total output since the beginning of the current fiscal (ends in March), an official at the Thermal Power Plant Holding Company said Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power plants have a small share in air pollution as almost all use gas, and emissions from gas combustion are way below those from other fossil fuels like diesel and mazut, says head of Economic, Social and Environmental Studies Office at the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba).
EghtesadOnline: The average efficiency of thermal power plants has reached 38.1% compared to the global average that is 37%, head of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: To improve the efficiency of gas-powered turbines the Energy Ministry’s Niroo Research Institute is implementing the “Condition Monitoring” (CM) system in Kerman and Yazd thermal power plants, deputy head for technology affairs of the institute said.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power capacity has risen by 16% or 9,000 megawatts over the past six years.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power plants are preparing for the coming summer when consumption reaches its peak, director of planning at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: In a water-stressed country like Iran generating electricity via thermal power plants which consume massive amounts of water cannot be a viable option anymore.