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Power Plant in South Tehran Is a Handicap

Power Plant in South Tehran Is a Handicap Power Plant in South Tehran Is a Handicap

The average volume of water used to produce electricity in Besat Combined-Cycle Power Plant in south Tehran is 45 times above other power stations in the capital.
According to Barq News, the 52-year old facility consumes a whopping 18 million liters of water per day (18,000 cubic meters/d) to generate 1.2 billion kilowatt a year, accounting for a paltry 0.4% of the total annual national electricity output which now is 300 billion kWh.
The rapidly depleting water is extracted from six deep water wells as water shortages continue to pose a serious risk to the overcrowded capital.
The ageing plant uses as much water as 70,000 people in the capital consume in a day. Per capita water consumption in Tehran is 250 liters a day.

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