IRAN 

Ahmadinejad Inaugurates Ardabil Power Plant Expansion

On 18 July Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Ardabil Phase 2 combined gas cycle power plant project in Ardabil province, which increased the plant’s generating capacity by about one-third to 954mw. The plant’s expansion has cost around $175mn, according to state broadcaster IRIB. Earlier Mr Ahmadinejad inaugurated Phases 5 and 6 of the Orumiyeh gas-fired power plant in West Azerbaijan province....