Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine
August 1, 2017
Iran on July 12 began operating its first combined heat and power (CHP) plant, a 14.4-MW facility in the Yazd Province in central Iran. The managing director of Yazd Regional Electricity Co., Mohammad Hassan Sabbaghzadegan, told Islamic Republic News Agency that the Alyaf Gostar Power Plant (Figure 1) “comprises 12 heat engines, each with a capacity of 1.2 MW of power.”
Sabbaghzadegan said the plant had an estimated cost of $10.5 million and was partly financed with private funds. He said the plant has an electrical efficiency of 40% and a thermal efficiency of 28%. Industrial interests will use about 75% of the plant’s power, mostly for synthetic fiber production, according to Sabbaghzadegan.
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