Iran to commission 14 alternative renewable energy plants
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 27
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Fourteen alternative renewable energy stations will be commissioned in Iran as part of Iran Government Week (August 24-30), Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy and Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) Mohammad Sadeghzadeh told in a statement published on the Iranian Energy Ministry's website, Trend reports.
According to him, these include one wind power station and 13 solar power plants.
Sadeghzadeh added that investments in the construction of the stations with a total capacity of about 160 megawatts were made by private sector.
"The stations are located in the provinces of East Azerbaijan, Tehran, Hamadan, Zanjan, Yazd, Kerman and Fars," he said.
Sadeghzadeh went on to say that about 4.45 trillion rials (app. $105.9 million) and 107 million euros have been spent on the commissioning of these projects. He noted that 1,270 jobs will be created after the commissioning of these stations.
The Deputy Minister said that the current potential of alternative renewable energy plants in the country makes up about 760 megawatts.
"Some 32 stations with a capacity of 380 MW are currently under construction," he added.