Iranian minister announces number of renewable energy power plants under construction
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 30
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
About 1,190 renewable energy power plants are being built in Iran at present, announced Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian during an event to launch supply water to 15 villages in South Khorasan Province (northeastern Iran), Trend reports citing the ministry's official website.
According to Ardakanian, Iran has great potential in terms of solar and wind energy, and the commissioning of these stations will significantly reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and water, as well as environmental pollution.
Ardakanian added that so far, 131 renewable energy power plants with a capacity of 823 megawatts have been commissioned in Iran.
The minister said that three solar panel stations with the capacity of generating 18 megawatts of electricity are currently under construction in South Khorasan Province.
"With the commissioning of a wind turbine station in Sarbisheh county, Iran will be able to export electricity from this station in the near future," he said.
Ardakanian said that it has been confirmed that Iran has received a $5 billion loan from Russia for the construction of the Zahedan-Birjand railway.
Today, on May 30, 15 villages in Iran's South Khorasan province have received water. About 240 billion rials (about $5.71 million) funds have been spent on water supply to villages.