MAPNA Renewable Energies Generation Company and the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (SUNA) signed a contract on Saturday, January 23, 2016 for a purchase of Kahak Wind Farm power. The agreement to buy power generated in phase two of the wind farm will run for twenty years.
In a bid to encourage development and indigenization of renewable plants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Iran’s Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA) has planned to apply a 15% increase in power purchase price for units that use domestically manufactured equipment.
Kahak is the first Iranian wind farm where 2.5 MW turbines have been installed. It has a capacity of generating 350 thousand MWh of electricity per year and has been verified by the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for fulfilling the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.