Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian Energy Ministry pays 3,700 rials for purchasing per kilowatt of power generated in the country’s waste-to-power plants, an energy official said.
The Iranian head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), Mohammad Sadeqzadeh, has said that Energy Ministry in the meantime pays about 3,000 rials in subsidy to the production of per kilowatt of power generated from garbage.
According to the official website of Energy Minister, the country’s waste-to-energy plants produce 11 megawatts of power.
Five waste-to-power plants in the cities of Shiraz, Tehran, and Mashhad are available in the country.
Mohammad Sadeqzadeh further said that the production of power from waste in Iran costs two folds more compared to the generation of power from other types of renewable energy.
Nominal electric generation capacities of hydroelectric plants (11,811 MW) and Bushehr nuclear power plant (1020 MW) are equal to 15.1 and 1.3 percent of electric generation capacity, while the share of renewables stands at only 0.41 percent or 322 MW.