Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 26
By Khalid Kazimov -- Trend:
According to the Sixth National Development Plan, Iran is aiming at the production of 700 megawatts of electricity in the form of waste-to-energy power generation, CEO of Iran's Renewable Energy Organization Mohammad Sadeqzadeh said.
The 6th plan envisions the production of five thousand megawatts of electricity from renewable sources, he added, IRIB news agency reported August 26.
He said that Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian has recently announced the ministry is ready to buy electricity produced at incineration plants at 5,000 rials per MWh.
Incineration plants are power plants that use energy released by burning waste to produce heat or electricity. This comes in line with new plans by the Ministry of Energy to offer lucrative prices for electricity.
Incineration plants will be launched around cities with over 200 thousand people population both to help power production and prevent waste from polluting environment, he said.
"The abundance of fossil fuels in Iran has made us think less about new and renewable energy forms, whereas the world is moving toward using new energy."
While the average international share of renewable energies in the energy basket is over 10 percent, the number is less than 0.01 percent for Iran.
The country used 1,271 billion cubic feet of gas, as well as 28 billion liters of gas oil and fuel oil for power generation last Iranian fiscal year, which ended on March 20, 2014.
Edited by CN