Kouhin Wind Farm Project
According to the Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA), the nominal capacity of the wind power sites in the country is about 60,000 megawatts; and the exploitable wind energy of the country is economically estimated over 18,000 MW. Furthermore, the recent protectionism policies of the government regarding the electricity production from renewable energy and legislation on increasing the guaranteed purchase of electricity rate and also rescheduling of the guaranteed contract purchase from 5 to 20 years, have made the construction and investment on renewable energy based power plants profitable and attractive investment projects.
Accordingly. Regarding the urgent need of the country in distributed generation of electricity and the emphasis on electricity generation from renewable energies, and after the primary studies and contracting with expert consultants of this field, Theta-Energy Company with cooperation of Development and Construction Company of Qazvin Province in 2014, received an agreement from the Ministry of Energy for the constructing a wind power plants with the capacity of 32.5 MW.
Based on this agreement, Theta-Energy Company and Development and Construction Company of Qazvin Province are establishing a project company in order to invest and implement this power plants project and after selecting a suitable land in Kouhin district, have received the relevant environmental permits. The selection criteria for the proper land was achieving the maximum electricity generation based in wind atlas of Iran and the wind measurement stations.
The company is currently studying different options for supplying equipment and suitable wind turbines and also developing project’s fund structure and components.