According to the Public Relations and International Affairs of SATBA, Mr. Zafranchizadeh, Deputy of Non-governmental Sector Development, pointed to the problems caused by the drought crisis in Iran, especially in last summer when water scarcity reduced the capacity of electricity generation in some of the power plants, especially Isfahan province. He mentioned that renewable power plants would be a good alternative to solve this problem due to the lack of dependence on water in the process of generating electricity.
Mr.Zafranchizadeh noted that there have been 6 renewable power plants with the total capacity of 15.11 MW in Isfahan province by the Mid April 2019. There are 4 solar power plants, one small hydro power plant, and one wind power plants operating. There are also 333 allocated to subscriber’s power plants in Isfahan province.
He added that based on the features of the renewable power plants that generate electricity mostly in the summer, and also due to the absence of dependence on water, the construction of renewable power plants can be a solution for sustainable energy and saving water sources.
He mentioned that construction of these power plants in Isfahan province generates 20.74 GWh energy per year and prevents an annual consumption of 5470 cubic meters of water. Also an average of 20 years of operation will save 7 million cubic meters of natural gas a year, which will reduce 17515 tons greenhouse gas emissions.