Iran’s Khuzestan Water and Power Authority (KWPA) has invited investors to express interest in investing in a number of private hydropower and wind power schemes, with a total capacity of 150MW.

The projects have been divided into two categories, the first of which includes five hydropower projects with a total capacity of about 30MW. This will include the 10MW Arriyo Barzan regulating dam hydro project, the 9MW Jarreh Reservoir dam, the 2.5MW Ramsheir dam hydropower project, the 2MW Shohada diversion dam scheme and the Sadat Hossieni power plant, which will have a total power production capacity of 7MW.

The second category will involve financing the 60MW Abadan wind power plant and the 60MW Mahshahr wind power scheme.

This is the second time that the KWPA has sought investors for the planned schemes in western Iran. In July 2012, the authority announced it was seeking investors for seven, including the five listed above, run-of-river hydropower projects and the two 60MW Abadan and Mahshahr projects.