Iran plans to roll out 12 new power projects over the next calendar month, with a focus on hydroelectric and coal power plants.

The Tehran Times reports that the government plans to extend its capacity through these new ventures to 2000 MW.

The Mehr News Agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad (pictured) as saying that over $1.4bn has been invested in the projects.

He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013.

For more Middle East power newsIran plans to roll out 12 new power projects over the next calendar month, with a focus on hydroelectric and coal power plants.

The Tehran Times reports that the government plans to extend its capacity through these new ventures to 2000 MW.

The Mehr News Agency quoted Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad as saying that over $1.4bn has been invested in the projects.

He added that over 10 GW should be added to the generation capacity of hydroelectric and thermal power plants by August 2013.

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