Iran to Boost Renewable Energy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian energy ministry has drawn up plans to improve the overall efficiency of power generation in the country by capitalizing on renewable energy resources, an energy official announced.
Managing Director of Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR) Homayoun Hayeri told the Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday that the energy ministry has devised plans to diversify electricity generation from the plants that use renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power.
He estimated the electricity to be generated by the wind farms and solar plants in the next Iranian year (begins on 21 March 2014) at 600 megawatts, saying the renewable power stations will help increase the overall efficiency of power production in the country.
The Iranian official further noted that the northeastern Khorassan-e Razavi province now hosts a 110-kW solar farm, adding that another 100 megawatt-capacity wind farm is under construction in the province.
Earlier in September 2013, Hayeri had announced that Iran’s electricity industry ranks 14th in the world and first in the Middle East in terms of electricity generation by having an installed power generation capacity of 67,806 MW.