Renewable energy reaches Iran’s central province
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sep. 21
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian officials in the central province of Yazd have inaugurated a 100 kilowatt (KW) solar power plant.
The plant has a capacity for producing 180 megawatt hour (Mwh) of power per year, ILNA news agency reported.
The provincial head of electricity distribution company, Mohammadreza Sehhati, has said that eight power plants with a total capacity of 300 KW have, so far, been constructed and inaugurated in the province.
The country’s nominal power generation capacity stands at 76,000 MW.
Almost 62,000 MW of the country’s power output, is generated from thermal plants that burn fossil fuels. An estimated 12,000 MW comes from hydroelectric plants and 1,000 MW from the sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr.
According to the latest published data, installed power generation capacity from all forms of renewable energies, including wind and solar, is 240 megawatts.