At the same time of celebrating government week, the first hydropower plant of the country that is constructed on the water transmission pipeline was operated in Qom. Based on the SATBA public relations, this power plant was constructed with a 170 billion Rials credit and electricity production capacity of 7.2 MW. It is built by Roshd Sanat Company with private sector investment was launched in presence of governors and a group of provincial managers in Qom Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The director of Qom Water and Sewage Company at the inauguration ceremony mentioned that the hydropower project on the water transmission pipeline is one of the most important projects of a resilient economy in the province and can supply power to 11000 people or 1700 households per year.
He added: "Seven other points have been identified along the 180 kilometers water transmission pipeline of Kuchiri dam in Golpayegan to Qom, and we are planning to build similar power plants on above mentioned points. The power plant has a guaranteed power purchase contract with SATBA.