Hydropower Plants in Iran

Deputy for hydropower plants of Iran Water Resources Management Company undertakes the supervising and leading the operation of more than 9000 MW installed capacity, and also, supervising optimal performance of the projects under implementation with 5000 MW capacity and planning and supervising the activities of about 16000 MW capacity under study, totally with potential of 30000 MW capacity. The share of small hydropower plants (1 KW-10 MW) is about 674 MW including 45 MW under operation, 47 MW under construction and 582 MW under study and ready for investment.

With regard to small hydropower plants as an outstanding potential to generate power and reduce environmental problems has been considered as an infinite energy supply resource for developing lands and job-making in world energy market, this company announces its readiness to cooperate with Venezuela in the field of design, construction, installation and operation of small hydropower plants. This company also will cooperate in holding specialized training courses for technical staff of this hydropower plants in Iran or Venezuela around mentioned issues as well as supplying and constructing plants equipments.

 

The small hydropower plants potentials

Phases

Capacity (MW)

Under operation

45

Under construction

47

Under study

582

Total

674

 
 

The types of small hydropower plants on the basis of capacity

Type of hydropower plant

Capacity

Micro

Less than 100 KW

Mini

100-1000 KW

Small

1000-10000 KW

 

 

Nominal Capacity of Hydropower Plants on the basis of Large, Medium and Small

(Under Operation, Construction and Study)

Stage

Nominal Capacity Hydropower Plants (MW)

Under Operation

Large

8136

Medium

558

Small

52

Under Construction (up to the end of the fifth plan)

Large

5110

Medium

75

Small

16

Under study

Large

14361

Medium

2000

Small

300

Total

30608

 

 


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