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News: Piran Hydropower Plant launches

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Piran Hydropower Plant launches 

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Piran Hydro Power Plant (8.4 MW), located at Sar-e- pol- zahab in Kermanshah Province, is ready to be launched according to IWPCO’s PR office announcing the news.
“ Civil work of Piran started in 2008. It can supply 30 and 70 % of Sar-e- pol- zahab power demand, including 175 villages, at peak and non-peak time, respectively” stated Mehdi Karimi , the executive officer (director) of IWPCO’s Small and Medium hydro power plants(S&MHPP).
“Piran project includes a 7.5 m high diversion barrage and a 9 km long conveying channel. 1700 m of siphon pipes were also constructed and installed in this project. Piran reservoir stores 50000 m3 of water and includes two power units with total generating capacity of 8.4 MW which can produce 40 GWH of energy per a year.” 
“The electricity generated by Piran is carried over a 14 km long power line which is connected to Sarabgarm Post of Sar-e- pol- zahab. This was designed to compensate the power shortage in that area”  , Karimi added.
He then emphasized the advantages of S&MHPP and said : “ These sort of hydro plants ,while having no environmental pollutions, can generate clean energy. They can quickly and efficiently join or disconnect from power network, on demand and improve network stability. Their higher efficiency and lifespan, comparing to their lower financing and maintenance cost and shorter period of Return of Capital have made them highly reasonable and favorable from the economic aspect.”
Construction of such hydro plants boosts the economy in private section and help entrepreneurship. This leads to development of Iran infrastructures.
In respect to the projects ready for private section financing, he noted: “120 S&MHPPs with total power capacity of 415 MW have been already prepared. The studies show 2000 MW of energy is also achievable within the country. 
IWPCO has so far launched many S&MHPPs including Shahid Rajayi (13.5 MW), Lavarak (47MW), Kohrang(35MW), Gamasiab(2.8MW), Sepidan(2.25MW), Yasooj Chain (16.8MW), Azimi(1MW), Lorestan 1&2  Dareh-takht(1.6MW) and Nav-Maran-Darjan-Kornogh-Gorni-Ardeh-Sarood micro power plants.
He also pointed out that the cheapest and cleanest renewable source of energy is generated by S&MHPPs. Fortunately, suitable head and discharge for designing such plants are available within Iran.     
Studies confirm the possible potential of generating more than 4000 MW of hydro energy within Iran; currently 2000 MW of which is in study phases.

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Created at 11/19/2011 8:49 AM  by mohammad-alireza 
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