EghtesadOnline: Power plants with a combined production capacity of about 3,500 megawatts, or 3.5 gigawatts, are under construction and will join the national power grid by the summer of next year.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is finalizing a flurry of new deals in the water and power sectors while efforts are underway to restore a large and shrunken lake in northwest Iran, one of the country's biggest environmental challenges in years, the caretaker energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's electricity exports rose nearly 25% in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22) from the same period of a year ago, a deputy energy minister said on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: In line with efforts to set up a regional power grid, Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company, known as Tavanir, is in talks to synchronize Iran's electricity network with that of Iraq in a collaboration that could potentially be extended to other neighbors, the company's managing director said.
EghtesadOnline: In a bid to diversify energy resources and shift away from fossil fuels for electricity generation, the government says a quarter of Iran's new power generating capacity in the next four years should come from renewables.
EghtesadOnline: Iran earned $3.373 billion from electricity exports in nearly four years by supplying over 40.1 billion kilowatt/hours of power to neighboring countries between August 2013 and June 2017, an Energy Ministry report said.
EghtesadOnline: In line with efforts to attract much-needed foreign funds to expand power output capacity, the Energy Ministry has signed preliminary deals worth $6 billion to build new thermal power plants since early 2016, when sanctions against Tehran were lifted, managing director of Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPHC) said.
EghtesadOnline: The Energy Ministry is keen to make good on a promise to add at least 1,000 megawatts, or 1 GW, to total power generating capacity each year through 2022 with the help of the private sector, a deputy energy minister said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Hardwiring the culture of judicious electricity consumption in domestic consumers can help the country make up for part of its electricity shortages in the hot season, a deputy manager at Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said.
EghtesadOnline: The Energy Ministry has expanded high voltage power transmission lines by 3.3% over the past four years.