Iran’s Ministry of Energy has devised a plan to promote the greater use of combined heat and power (CHP), reports the Tehran Times.

In July 2010, Iran’s first privately owned CHP plant, located in Tehran, officially entered operation.

Its production capacity was 7.8 MW, with an efficiency of 73%. This is significantly higher than the average efficiency of the country’s other conventional power plants, which is around 38%.

Majid Namjou, the energy minister, has also confirmed that the administration is now pursuing a policy of promoting renewable energy, reports the Mehr News Agency.

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