Energy
0

Iran: All Big Dam Projects Shelved

No new dam projects have been undertaken over the past seven years and there are no plans to this effect in the foreseeable future as there is no water or rainfall to store
Iran: All Big Dam Projects ShelvedIran: All Big Dam Projects Shelved

Plans to build large dams in Iran have been removed from the Energy Ministry agenda, the head of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company said.
"Except for pump-back hydroelectric and cascade dams, no new dam projects have been undertaken over the past seven years and there are no plans to this effect in the foreseeable future as there is no water or rainfall to store," Behrouz Moradi was quoted as saying.
Pump-back hydroelectric dams, like Siah Bisheh in Mazandaran Province and Seimareh in Ilam Province, do not need much water. Moreover, no water is wasted as it always circulates between two reservoirs. Japan and the US produce 30,000 megawatts and 25,000 MW via this system respectively.

Premium

Subscribe to the Financial Tribune to continue reading this article or Log in to your account if you are already a subscriber.

Find out more about our subsciption plans here.

Add new comment

Financialtribune.com