The 5.5 MW hydropower plant in the district of Jardijan in Mahalat city (Markazi province) was connected to the country's national electricity grid.
According to Director General of SATBA’s Intelligence and Supervision Office, 5.5 MW hydropower plant, located at breakwater No. 3 of Kuchri dam transmission line in Qom was constructed by the private sector and connected to the national electricity grid on February 9th 2020.
With the construction of the hydroelectric power plant, the total capacity of renewable power plants in Markazi province has reached about 11 megawatts. The construction of the hydroelectric power plant with a clean energy generation capacity of 37.5 gigawatt hour per year has also reduced the fossil fuels consumption (equivalent to natural gas) by 10 million cubic meters, and can prevent the emission of 23500 tons of greenhouse gas annually.