Water, power projects expand in West Azarbaijan

Financial Tribune – Sardasht Hydroelectric Power Plant in Sardasht County, West Azarbaijan Province, was connected to the national grid on Tuesday.

Adjacent to Sardasht Dam near the Iraqi border in the northwest, the power plant has installed capacity of 150 megawatts, and can generate 421 gigawatt-hours of electricity per annum, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.

The new station is in line with efforts to help protect the environment and generate more electricity from non-fossil fuels, such as hydropower and reduce harmful CO2 emissions.