Iran’s Qazvin wind farms to generate 100MW of electricity
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Wind farms in Qazvin, northwest of Iran, will generate 100 megawatts of electricity.
Shahram Mahmoodi, director of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) department of Iran Power Plant Projects Management Co. (MAPNA), said currently eight turbines are generating 20MW of electricity in the first phase, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on Feb. 22.
Generating 100MW of wind power saves $252 million annually through reducing CO2 production, reducing water consumption, and restoring green space, he said.
The turbines for the first phase of the project were imported from the Netherlands, he said, adding that the same turbines are being manufactured domestically, he noted.
Homayoun Haeri, Managing Director of Iran Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR), said on Feb. 20 that Iran's solar and wind power plants will generate 12,000 megawatts of electricity by 2021.
Haeri said that solar and wind power plants will meet 10 percent of the country's electricity needs by Iranian fiscal year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022.
He added that the efficiency of the country's power plants has reached 40 percent.
Iran's total electricity generation currently stands at 73,000 megawatts.