Iran to export renewable electricity to 6 countries
TEHRAN — An official from Iran Renewable Energy Association announced that some negotiations for exporting renewable electricity to six Asian countries have been conducted, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.
“The proper ground for transferring and exporting renewable electricity to Iraq, Oman, Afghanistan, Turkey, Armenia and Tajikistan has been prepared and several meetings have been held in this regard to discuss the issue with the named countries,” Mohammad Javad Mousavi said.
Iran has increased its electricity generation capacity by 1000 megawatts (MW) from the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018) to mid- November, 2018, IRIB reported citing energy ministry’s news portal (known as Paven).
Of the mentioned capacity, 92MW has been supplied by renewable power plants, 144 MW from dispersed generation units, 320 MW was accounted for by combined cycle power plants, 383 megawatts came from gas power plants and finally 70 megawatts from hydroelectric units.
As reported, renewable power plants account only for 0.79 percent of Iran’s total power generation capacity.