According to SATBA’s Public Relations and International Affairs Office, Mr. Shabnavard, Director General of Supervision, Qualification and Project Control, announced that in line with developing renewable power plants as one of the main policies of Ministry of Energy and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), currently 54 companies with a capacity of 229.39 megawatt are constructing renewable power plants, including solar, wind, and hydropower. These power plants, which are located in almost all provinces, are under construction with the participation of non-governmental sector through the feed-in-tariff system. Based on the continuous follow-ups, it is estimated that 28 renewable power plants will be put into operation by the end of March 2021.
It is worth mentioning that despite the existing problems in investment and construction, the development residential and kilowatt-scale solar power plants are still welcomed by non-governmental sector investors in deploying and promoting the use of renewable energy, as a result, 105 solar rooftops with a total capacity of 1607 kilowatt have been connected to the national electricity grid in the past two months.
The report adds that operating the renewable power plants and injecting 493.5 thousand megawatt hours of electricity annually into the national electricity grid, will save an equivalent to 140 million cubic meters of natural gas and 109 million liters of water. Carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 318,000 tons in the electricity generation process.