Iran’s annual electricity generation rises 6.4%

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Iran’s electricity generation increased by 6.4 percent in 2021, making the Islamic Republic the world’s 11th largest electricity producer last year, according to British Petroleum (BP)’s latest global energy report dubbed “Statistical Review of World Energy”.

Based on the mentioned report, Iran managed to generate 357.8 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2021, 20.6 terawatt-hours more than the figure for the previous year. The average annual growth of electricity production in Iran during the ten-year period ending in 2021 is estimated at 4.3 percent, the report said.

The Islamic Republic accounted for 1.3 percent of the world’s total electricity generation in the said year. British Petroleum statistics show that Iran’s nuclear electricity generation in 2021 faced a 44.2 percent drop compared to the previous year. —Tehran Times

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