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Iranian renewable power plants generated 178 million Kwh of electricity in a month

Electricity generation from renewables in May 22- June 21 led to economizing on the consumption of gas by 51 million m3 while saving 39 million liters of water and also prevented the emission of 115,000 tons of greenhouse gases (GHG).

Iranian renewable power plants generated 178 million Kwh of electricity in a month

Teheran, July 5 - Neftegaz.RU. Iranian households and small businesses have been welcoming renewable energies over the past few years, so that according to the Energy Ministry data, over 5 180 wind and solar units with a total capacity of 69,820 kW have been put into operation by consumers all around the country.

The capacity of Iran's renewable power plants currently exceeds 920 MW among which solar power plants with the generation of 429.79 MW in the said month had the biggest share of electricity production.
Wind power plants with 308.74 MW of electricity production stood in 2nd place.

Renewables, including hydropower, account for about 7% of the country’s total energy generation, versus natural gas’s 90% share.
In the next 4 years, Iran is aiming for a 5,000 MW increase in renewable capacity to meet growing domestic demand and expand its presence in the regional electricity market.

According to Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian:
  • Iran has great potentials in the field of renewable energies and can have a significant role in developing the region’s market for such energies
  • Relying on the high potential of solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, etc., the Energy Ministry has planned good measures in order to implement new policies for creating positive changes in the development of the country’s renewable energy sector
According to Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA), the number of small-scale solar power plants across Iran is increasing noticeably as Iranian households and small industries are embracing the new technology with open arms and investors also seem eager for more contribution in this area.

Back in December 2020, SATBA Head Mohammad Satakin said the capacity of the country’s renewable power plants was going to reach 1 GW by the end of August 2021

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