On the sideline of the opening ceremony of the country's largest solar power plant in Hamedan, he mentioned that1500 MW guaranteed power purchase contract from renewable resources was signed with private sectors.
According to the public relations of renewable energy organization of Iran (SUNA): Mr.Chitchian referring to the opening of two solar power plants in Hamedan province and also the beginning of operation activities for the next 21 MW solar power plants in the same region said that, all of these activities show that the government of Islamic Republic of Iran and the ministry of energy pay a lot of attention to the environmental issues.
He adds: one of the characteristic of the opening of these power plants is our international responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas. In COP21 in Paris, Iran voluntarily agreed to reduce emissions, in this regard one of the country's plans is to install7500 MW by 2030. The opening of these power plants and also the other projects show that Iran is committed to its obligations.
He said: by suitable planning and preparations we will see faster movement in this area and also will reach to the goal which was set in the sixth development plan of the country for installation of 5000 MW. One of the most effective approved rules in this regard was the guaranteed power purchase contracts that are implementing by the renewable energy organization of Iran.
He also adds that second feature of this project is that, it's been done by the foreign investor. He mentioned that we had lots of request from other countries for investing in this sector and part of these requests eventuated in success. He said that the foreign investors applied for almost 3 million dollars investing in this sector which approved by the ministry of economy and SUNA has signed 1100 MW power purchase agreement with these investors and 400 MW is going to be signed.
At the end he mentioned that, action to investment in renewable energy sector is not only cost effective for generating electricity but also it is very helpful for emissions reduction as well.