New thermal power plant to be launched in Iran's Kerman Province
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Two gas units of the new Zarand Thermal Power Plant in the Kerman Province (southeastern Iran) will be launched in the 3rd and 4th months of next Iranian year (May 22-July 22, 2021), said Mohsen Tarztalab, Managing Director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Energy of Iran.
Tarztalab noted that the construction of the Zarand Thermal Power Plant began from the beginning of last Iranian year (March 21, 2019, to March 20, 2020). The TPP will have 2 gas and 1 steam unit with a total generation capacity of 484 megawatt-hours of electricity.
The director added that at present, there is 60-percent progress in the construction of 2 gas units. Each of them has the capacity to generate 162 megawatt-hours of electricity.
According to him, thus, 324 megawatt-hours gas units will operate during the peak of summer and increase the country's electricity generation.
The Zarand TPP is located 20 kilometers from the Zarand city in the Kerman Province and is being built on an area of 52 hectares.
Currently, the total generation of power plants in Iran, including thermal, water, alternative, small-scale, and nuclear power plants is 83,685 megawatts, where 81 percent of it is produced by TPPs.
At present, the combined cycle power plants account for 41.7 percent of the generation capacity of Iran's thermal power plants with 28,249 megawatts, the gas units account for 34.9 percent with 23,657 megawatts, and steam units account for 23.4 percent with 15,829 megawatts.