News ID: 281042
Published: 0350 GMT February 23, 2021

Wind farm to be opened on Iran-Afghanistan border

Wind farm to be opened on Iran-Afghanistan border

The head of Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) announced the inauguration of a wind farm project on the border of Iran and Afghanistan in the near future.

According to Mohammad Satakin, the 25-megawatt (MW) capacity of the joint project, which is considered to be one of the biggest wind farms in the world, will be put into operation by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20) while another 25-MW capacity project is scheduled to be inaugurated early in the next Iranian year, IRNA reported.

The construction of this 50-megawatt power plant has led to the development of the region’s infrastructure such as road construction, the construction of high-voltage electricity lines, substations, as well as telecommunications and internet infrastructures, Satakin said.

Referring to the eagerness of new investors for the construction of other wind projects in the region, he added: “In addition to this project, another 50-MW wind farm project is under construction using 4.2-MW turbines, part of which will be completed by the end of this year, while the other part will be constructed early next year.”

According to Satakin, having 30,000-MW potential of wind power capacity, the Iran-Afghanistan border area is one of the world’s most windy regions.

“About 25,000 MW of the mentioned capacity is in Afghanistan’s territory while the other 5,000 is on the Iranian side,” he explained.

Back in November 2020, Satakin had said that over 30 MW will be added to the country’s wind power capacity, of which 60 percent will be supplied by the wind farm on the Iran-Afghanistan border.

Iran and Afghanistan started considering joint cooperation in renewable projects back in August 2019.


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