EghtesadOnline: The Energy Ministry has privatized over 50% of power plants in the last few years and Iranian Privatization Organization is assessing the value of other power stations, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said.
EghtesadOnline: The processing capacity of wastewater treatment plants in Iran has increased by more than a quarter in the last four years, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: In line with policies to expand power generation infrastructure, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian launched a 20-megawatt photovoltaic power complex in Kerman Province on Thursday and broke ground on a major 100-MW solar plant as well as a 500-MW combined cycle power station in the province.
EghtesadOnline: International investors are increasingly looking at Iran as a strong market for renewable power projects, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Friday, anticipating a "big leap" in the country's fledgling renewable industry in the next few years.
EghtesadOnline: Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on Tuesday inaugurated a 230-kilovolt electrical substation in Bashagard, Hormozgan Province. The substation cost $12.2 million to develop.
EghtesadOnline: Sardasht Hydroelectric Dam in West Azarbaijan Province began taking water on Thursday in the presence of Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian. The clay core dam with a height of 114 meters from the river bed has a reservoir capacity of 380 million cubic meters.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 21 private investors have been certified by the Energy Ministry to build wind farms in the small town of Mil-Nader in the southern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on Saturday called for incentives to encourage private investment in water and power projects in a bid to reduce the government footprint over the two key industries.
EghtesadOnline: Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian warned that environmental problems in southern Khuzestan Province, notably the worsening sand and dust storms, are the ripple effects of Turkey's aggressive dam construction policies.
EghtesadOnline: Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian was in Sistan-Baluchestan Province on Sunday for a closer look at the serious challenges in the southeastern region, notably a string of power outages as well as poor water supply exacerbated by the withering heat in the last few weeks.