Tehran: Iran’s wind atlas used for generating electricity to beprodu

Iran’s wind atlas used for generating electricity to be produced soon

Mehr News Agency, Iran
Feb 12 2005

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (MNA) – Following the preliminary studies aimed at
generating electricity from the wind energy, Iran’s wind atlas will
be produced within the next three years, noted managing director of
Iran’s Renewable Energies Organization Yusef Armudeli.

“Preliminary studies led to the identification of some different
geographical locations in the country that are suitable for generating
electricity from the wind energy”, he stated adding that, the Manjil
Tunnel (Gilan-Manjil), Takestan, Shahriar, Tehran, Semnan, Khorasan,
Neishabur, Sabzevar, Badqais in Khorasan Province, Mashhad all the way
down to Khaf, Torbat Heidarieh, as well as the provinces of Ardebil,
East and West Azarbaijan, Kordestan, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Ilam,
Isfahan, Kerman, Fars and the regions located in the south parts
of Sistan and parts of the southern coasts are capable of producing
6,500 megawatts of electricity generated from the wind energy.

He also commented that currently, two projects have been developed
in the Manjil Tunnel and Binalud in Khorasan Province in which 120 –
megawatts electricity turbines are installed adding that the first
factory manufacturing wind turbines capable of generating 660 kilowatt
of electricity has come on stream and five sets of the turbines made
by the factory are being installed in Armenia.

He also said that if the required funds envisioned in the Fourth
Five-Year Development Plan are allocated, the first geothermal
power plant capable of producing 20 megawatts of electrical and
thermal energy produced from the solar energy would be constructed
in Meshkinshahr.