BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
As many as 12 renewable energy power plants will be launched in Iran in the coming months, Deputy Minister of Energy of Iran, Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization Mohammad Satkin said, Trend reports citing the organization’s portal.
He made the remark in an event dedicated to the launch of several water and electricity facilities in Iran yesterday on March 16.
The official noted that 10 of these power plants are solar panel stations and can generate 77.3 megawatt-hours of electricity. A total of 2.67 trillion rials (about $63.5 million) will be spent on these stations.
Satkin added that while the 2 power plants are wind power plants and can generate 50 megawatt-hours of electricity. About 5.1 trillion rials (about $121 million) will be spent on these stations.
The deputy minister stressed that 46 renewable energy power plants have been launched in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2020). The power generation capacity of these power plants is 147 megawatt-hours. The private sector spent 15.1 trillion rials (about $360 million) on these stations.
"Of these power plants, 32 are solar panel power plants with the generation capacity of 89.2 megawatt-hours, 5 - wind power plants with the generation capacity of 12 megawatt-hours, 5 - small hydropower plants with the generation capacity of 9.17-megawatt hours, 1- waste heat recovery unit and 2- turbo expanders with the generation capacity of 19.2 megawatt-hours,” he said.
Satkin expresses hope that the necessary electricity for the production of cryptocurrencies without the use of state resources of Iran will be provided by alternative renewable energy power plants in the next Iranian year (from March 21, 2021, through March 20, 2022).