Two extra models at a pure gas-fired mixed cycle energy plant in Iran are producing electrical energy for the nation’s nationwide grid. The Mahtab Kavir plant in Zarand County in Kerman Province now has complete energy technology capability of 484 MW after the 2 new 162-MW models had been synchronized with the grid on Feb. 9.
The plant is supporting the electrical energy provide for 3 provinces—Kerman, Hormozgan, and Sistan-Baluchestan—within the nation’s south and southeastern areas.
Iran’s Vitality Ministry in a information launch quoted Abdolrasoul Pishahang, director of planning for the nation’s Thermal Energy Crops Holding Firm (TPPHC), as saying, “The models, which added 324 megawatts of electrical energy to the grid, run on superior F-Class generators with an effectivity fee of 59%.”
The primary unit of the Mahtab Kavir plant was linked to the grid in June 2022, simply forward of the nation’s peak summer season interval for energy demand.
Mahmoud Sadeqi, TPPHC’s government director for personal energy plant tasks, at the moment mentioned, “The commissioning of this energy plant is essential for supplying electrical energy to the southeastern and southern provinces of Kerman, Hormozgan, and Sistan-Baluchestan, and it’ll play an vital function in compensating the electrical energy scarcity in these areas.”
Local weather Impacts
Iran’s Vitality Ministry has mentioned local weather change is impacting the nation’s electrical energy provide, as greater temperatures, and a big lower in rainfall, are affecting the nation’s means to have energy provide sustain with demand. The ministry has been implementing new packages, together with including models to present energy crops, and constructing crops particularly to provide industrial customers, to satisfy the nation’s electrical energy demand throughout peak intervals and to stop outages.
Vitality Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian final spring mentioned Iran would add a minimum of 1,130 MW of recent technology capability within the subsequent 12 months, together with the models at Mahtab Kavir.
Iran has about 86 GW of energy technology capability, most of it—about 71% in line with authorities knowledge—provided by gas-fired technology. Simply greater than one-quarter of the nation’s energy comes from burning oil. These shares had been about equal in 2000. Nearly all of Iran’s new technology capability over the previous 20 years has include building of recent gas-fired energy crops, most of them mixed cycle amenities.
—Darrell Proctor is a senior affiliate editor for POWER (@POWERmagazine).