Director General of Public Relations and International Affairs of SATBA announced that by operating 2.7 MW solar power plant in Hassanabad, the capacity of the Tehran's renewable power plants reached over 29 MW
According to Public Relations and International Affairs Office of SATBA, 8 renewable power plants with the total capacity of 29.32 MW in Tehran province have been connected to the national electricity grid.
Mr. Mohammadnejad Sigaroudi Director General of Public Relations and International Affairs of SATBA pointed that 2.7 MW power plant in Hassanabad was constructed by a private-sector investor with an investment of about 2 million dollars. The power plant has created 40 jobs (direct and indirect) at the time of construction and operation. It is the second solar power plant operated in Shahr-e-Rey, Tehran Province. Moreover, the said investor has already built two solar power plants each with capacity of 10 and 7 MW in Shahr-e-Rey and Damavand areas of Tehran province respectively.
Mr. Mohammadnejad mentioned that five solar and three incineration power plants in Tehran province have total generation capacity of 48 GWh per year. The mentioned power plants have the maximum generation in peak hours and have a high readiness capability to meet the needs of the electricity grid. It prevents the release of 40000 tons of carbon dioxide every year.
He also noted that the existing power plants in Tehran province prevent the evaporation of 12816 cubic meters of water annually which is consumed in the process of generating electricity from fossil fuels. They also save 16.54 million cubic meters of natural gas per year.