period of the units starts every year from the 15th of September and ends by
the end of May next year, and all the units must be ready for operation at the
beginning of June to provide electricity for the peak of the country's national
"Considering that the total nominal capacity of the country's thermal
power plant units is about 83,000 MW, this figure indicates the overhaul of
some power plant units more than one time."
emphasized that although the priority is to use gas fuel to maintain the health
of power plant units and to observe environmental issues; However, due to the
reduction in gas supply, we were forced to use fuel oil in steam units, which
led to the changing the repair program to the last days of the year to prevent
blackouts in the country.
Corona double pressure on thermal unit repairs
last days of last year, the extension of Corona disease has again created more
problems for the repair of thermal power plants, especially for units whose
maintenance schedule has been delayed." he said.
"Major repairs of units require the transfer of repair teams from
different parts of the country to other required areas, but at that time we
were faced with a difficult process of obtaining a license to move personnel to
"At that time, it was not even possible to accommodate these forces in
hotels, inns and even the guest house of the power plants due to the closure of
Difficult conditions for supplying power plant parts during the drone days
the problems caused by the supply of power plant parts, he said: "The
outbreak of corona disease has caused many factories supplying the parts we
need inside the country to have a complete shutdown or to reduce the number of
employees due to the positive answer of medical tests and because of this, the
process of procuring the required spare parts was hampered."
emphasized that we faced many problems for the provincial relocation of the
required parts of the power plant, and said:
The issues that arose and coincided with the Nowruz restrictions had created
problems that we could successfully complete this year's repair program by
coordinating with provincial officials and obtaining licenses and sharing some
parts in similar units.