Talks on Power Production With Czech Team

Talks on Power Production With Czech Team
Talks on Power Production With Czech Team

Iran's energy minister on Tuesday discussed grounds for cooperation in energy projects with Premysl Sobotka, first vice president of the Czech senate.

"We are interested in expanding cooperation in renewable energy," Hamid Chitchian said during the meeting in Tehran, Shana reported.

"Iran will have a fundamentally different approach to electricity production in the future because we are shifting our focus to renewable energy sources," said the minister, adding that the Czech are currently involved in a hydroelectric power project in northwest Iran.

"We are planning to hold tenders for a string of power plants with an output capacity of above 100 megawatts in which Czech companies can participate. They are also welcome to invest in waste incineration plants."

According to the official, there are plans to establish 19 incineration plants in Iran.

Sobotka also said that power generation in the Central European nation, which has an installed power capacity of around 21,000 MW, is largely based on nuclear energy and waste-incineration.

Around 62,000 MW, or 80% of Iran's 75,000-MW output, is generated from thermal plants that burn fossil fuels. In addition, 12,000 MW comes from hydroelectric plants and 1,000 MW from the sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr.

According to Sobotka, car manufacturing, decorative glass industries, clean energy and industrial agriculture are Prague's main priorities in working with Iran.


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