Speaking at a ceremony held for launching construction of Zarand small-scale combined cycle power plant, Chitchian said construction of smaller power plants had been ignored for years but now it has been put on the agenda of his ministry.
The Minister underscored that construction of mini power plants did not mean that the country was not in need of larger power plants. Rather, he added, there should be a balance in this respect.
Chitchian further remarked that mini power plants play an effective role in saving energy, adding, “We are able of saving energy consumption by 20% (through construction of mini power plants).”
On Wednesday, Managing Director of Tavanir Company Homayoon Haeri said Ministry of Energy has setting up mini power plants as a top priority in its agenda.
He further noted small-sized power plants can produce more than 500 megawatts of electricity each day and Tavanir Co, a subsidiary of ministry of energy, welcomes their establishment because it plans to deploy all the existing potentials for generating electricity.
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