According to the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company news website, a look at the production statistics of the country's thermal power plants shows that last year, with the increase of the steam sector of Parand, Assaluyeh, Urmia, Ferdowsi, Shirvan, Sabalan and Caspian power plants, we witnessed a jump in production of combined cycle power plants as units of power generators which are an environmental friend.
Conversion of gas-fired power plants into a combined cycle is one of the most efficient ways to improve the efficiency of thermal power plants in the country, which is very effective not only for the electricity industry, but also for the environment and fuel frugality, and in the coming years we will see its widespread effects.
By placing a 160-megawatt steam turbine along two 159-megawatt gas turbines and forming a complete combined cycle block, without the need for additional fuel consumption and from heat recovered in the first cycle of power generation, the plant's efficiency will increase from about 34 percent to nearly 50 percent.
Last year, 343 million megawatt hours of energy were produced in all power plants in the country (thermal, hydro, nuclear and renewable), of which the share of thermal power plants (heating, gas, combined cycle) was more than 314 million megawatt hours.
Last year, about 92% of the country's electricity needs were supplied by thermal power plants, and the production of these units has increased by more than 9% compared to last year.