Plans to Increase WTE Plants Gaining Traction

The Energy Ministry intends to keep the waste-to-energy plants up and running by guaranteeing to purchase their output to help substitute fossil-fueled plants with cleaner ones
Five waste-to-energy plants are currently active in Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad.Five waste-to-energy plants are currently active in Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad.
The ministry purchases each kWh of electricity produced from incinerating wastes at 3,700 rials ($0.08) by extending a 3,000-rial ($0.06) subsidy

Iran's waste-to-energy plants can now generate 11 megawatts of electricity daily, the managing director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (aka Satba) announced.
"Five WTE plants located in the cities of Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad are currently active, and plans are underway to increase the share of such facilities, following the Energy Ministry's bid to substitute the fossil-fueled power generation with cleaner, environmentally-friendly methods," Mohammad Sadeqzadeh was also quoted as saying by the Energy Ministry's news portal on Saturday.
A waste-to-energy plant is a waste management facility that combusts wastes to produce electricity. This is being increasingly considered a potential energy diversification strategy.


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