Waste-to-energy power plants to be built in Iran’s big & coastal cities

Business Materials 4 November 2019 14:31 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Waste-to-energy power plants will be built in Iran’s major and coastal cities, said Mohammad Sadiqzadeh, Iran’s deputy minister of energy and the head of Renewable Energy Organization, Trend reports referring to the Iranian Energy Ministry’s website.

Sadiqzadeh said that the government submitted a draft of six articles to the Iranian parliament in this regard, adding that five articles of this project have been approved and one article is under consideration.

“The cost of one kilowatt of electricity that will be sold from these plants will be 9,000 rials (about 21 cent),” the Iranian deputy minister noted. “Of course, when the law is approved, the price of one kilowatt of electricity may increase to 15,000 rials (about 35 cent).”

Sadiqzadeh added that six waste-to-energy power plants with capacity of 11 megawatts are being prepared for commissioning in Iran.

“It is possible to produce about 800 megawatt of electricity in this area in Iran,” the deputy minister said. “According to the project to be approved by the Iranian parliament, 400 megawatt power plants will be built.”