Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Iran Inaugurates the Largest Wind Power Plant in Middle East

The largest wind power plant in Middle East was inaugurated in the northern Takestan city, Qazvin Province on Monday.

This wind power plant is considered as the first wind farm in Iran, having the capacity to generate 20 megawatts of electricity.

According to reports, Iran is going to produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity using renewable sources of energy within five years.

Power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven percent yearly over the past 10 years. The number has averaged 3.5 percent in the world.

Iran is currently the biggest electricity producer in the Middle East and its total electricity generation presently stands at 70,000 megawatts.

It currently trades power with such countries as Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

It should be remembered that Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.

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