Tehran wastewater treatment plant generates over 40 GW/y of electricity
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 27
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Annually, 43 gigawatts (GW) of electricity is generated from the biogas in south Tehran wastewater treatment plant, Asghar Riazati, managing director of Tehran Wastewater Company said.
The produced electricity is supplied to the national power network, Riazati said, the official IRIB news agency reported Dec. 27.
He further said that some 140 terajoule (TJ) of heat is generated via biogas of sewage resulting the treatment process in 4 units of the plant.
It is planed to build 20 wastewater treatment plants in Tehran, in order to generate 200 GW of electricity and 700 TJ of heat in coming years.
Over 8,000 tons of municipal wastes are produced in Tehran every day of which about 70 percent are wet wastes, according to the Tehran Municipality officials. Tehran's garbage amounts to approximately 70 percent of the total waste produced in Iran.
According to an October 30 report by TAVANIR, the Iranian company responsible for production, transmission, and distribution of electricity, the nominal power production capacity of power plants in Iran is: steam 21.46 percent, gas 34.95 percent, combined-cycle 25.08 percent, hydroelectric 15.2 percent, atomic 1.38 percent, DG and CHP 1.02 percent, renewable energy 0.31 percent, and diesel 0.6 percent. Accordingly, the total nominal capacity was 73,744 megawatts.
In the meantime, the total actual output reached 6,423 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
The country produced 263 billion kilowatt hours(KWh) of electricity, while it exported above 11.7 billion KWh and imported 3.7 billion KWh during the last fiscal year(ended on March 21), according to the annual report issued by Iran's Energy Ministry