EghtesadOnline: With the aim of developing power generation, approximately 2.3 billion cubic meters of associate petroleum gas has been harnessed from Sirri Island oilfields in the Persian Gulf for power plants in the southern regions.
EghtesadOnline: Natural gas delivery to thermal power plants has halved with the aim of sustaining and stabilizing natural gas supply to households in the winter season, director for technical support at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Three thermal power plants in Tehran, namely Tarasht in west and Rey and Besat in the south, provide electricity to the megalopolis. However, since the start of fall and with decline in consumption, two of the stations have ceased operation, said the director of Technical Support Office at the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power plants have a small share in air pollution as almost all use gas, and emissions from gas combustion are way below those from other fossil fuels like diesel and mazut, says head of Economic, Social and Environmental Studies Office at the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba).
EghtesadOnline: Replacing old and outdated power plants, namely the Rey power station in south Tehran, is a compulsion.
EghtesadOnline: Wastage of power in the national grid dropped from 15.2% to 11.1% between 2013 and 2018 and by extension cut natural gas consumption in power plants.
EghtesadOnline: To improve the efficiency of gas-powered turbines the Energy Ministry’s Niroo Research Institute is implementing the “Condition Monitoring” (CM) system in Kerman and Yazd thermal power plants, deputy head for technology affairs of the institute said.
EghtesadOnline: Consumption of environmentally-unfriendly liquid fuels like diesel and mazut in power plants and farming declined 31% over the past six years, the Oil Ministry's deputy for planning and economic affairs said.
EghtesadOnline: Fourteen renewable power stations with the capacity to generate 160 megawatts are ready to be connected to the national grid in seven provinces, head of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (Satba), affiliated to the Energy Ministry said Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: Thermal power capacity has risen by 16% or 9,000 megawatts over the past six years.