Iran to inaugurate new wind farm

The new wind farm in Iran will be inaugurated in the northern Takestan region on August 11.

The wind farm will have the capacity to generate 20 megawatts of electricity, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported on August 10.

Iran plans to generate 5,000 megawatts of electricity using renewable sources of energy for five years.

Power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven percent annually during the past 10 years. The figure has averaged 3.5 percent in the world.

Iran is currently the biggest electricity producer in the Middle East.

Iran’s total electricity generation currently stands at 70,000 megawatts.

Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.