The last eight years have seen huge growth in Iranian istalled capacity

Iranian Energy Minister Habibollah Bitaraf has announced that the country’s installed capacity will reach 36,000 MW this year, capping a 60% increase over the past eight years. With the country’s first private sector power development expected by the end of the year, Bitaraf has said, “one 6,000 MW power plant under a built-operate-transfer (BOT) scheme and one 10,000 MW power plant based on a built-operate-own (BOO) contract are currently under construction by the non-governmental sector.” Bitaraf added that 30% of the country’s high voltage transmission lines have also been installed since 1997.