Iran to ex­port re­new­able elec­tric­ity to 6 coun­tries

Tehran Times - - ECONOMY -

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.

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