Aug 01 2012
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Four energy projects will become operational
Energy Minister Majid Namjou said on Tuesday that all projects which were scheduled to be implemented by the ministry during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 21), have gone on stream or are ready for operation, IRNA reported.
He added that thanks to the plans drawn up by the Energy Ministry in this respect, all energy projects which are being implemented in the country, under Mehr-e Mandegar Plan will go into operation based on the scheduled time.
The minister also said that Mashkid Dam in Sistan-Baluchestan province, Daneshmand Dam in Golestan province as well as Shahroud and Semnan power plants in Semnan province are among the projects which will become operational in near future.
Based the report, 24 power plants, 66 dams, 42 water supply projects, 27 wastewater networks and 111 irrigation and draining networks projects will become operational under Mehr-e Mandegar plan.
Some 30 percent of total, 886 projects which are being implemented in the country under Mehr-e Mandegar plan, pertain to Energy Ministry.
Earlier, head of board of directors of Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA) said some 25 power plant units with the capacity to generate 3,728 megawatts (MW) of electricity will join the national power grid in the current Iranian year (started March 20).
Abbass Aliabadi said 23 temporary power plant units with the capacity to generate 3,712 MW of electricity will become operational under 12 projects.
The official went on to say that 32 permanent power plant units with the capacity to generate 5,122 MW of electricity will also come on stream in 17 projects.
Aliabadi said the economic developments of the country including implementation of Subsidy Reform Plan have left important impacts on domestic energy consumption.
Aliabadi said that Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and Persian Gulf littoral states are facing with power shortage and this has provided an opportunity for MAPNA Group to export electricity to the countries.
MAPNA Group is expected to sell 8,000 MW/hour of electricity in the current year, he said.
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