EghtesadOnline: Exporting electricity can be more profitable if private firms are also allowed to sell, without state interference, the power they generate, head of the Federation of Iranian Energy Exports Industries said in Tehran Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Following its calls to reduce power consumption and avoid outages in the hot summer months, the state-run Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) has signed 250,000 contracts with heavy consumers (industrial and farming communities) to shift consumption from on-peak to off-peak hours, head of company’s distribution department said.
EghtesadOnline: Power load peaked at all-time high of 58,104 megawatts on Saturday, up 330 MW compared to the highest recorded in 2019, spokesman for the Energy Ministry said.
EghtesadOnline: Routine maintenance of 84 thermal power plants has been completed with a 33-day delay, head of Technical Affairs Department of the Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: To help stabilize power supply in the desert Yazd Province, a small-scale power plant with distributed generation system came online in Taft County, the head of small scale power projects in the provincial electricity company said.
EghtesadOnline: So long as electricity export is the exclusive premise of the Energy Ministry, the power industry will remain far on the periphery due to the obvious reluctance of private firms to get involved with mega projects, an energy expert has warned.
EghtesadOnline: The average efficiency of thermal power plants reached 38.58% last year (ended in March), which was 0.48% more than the year before, managing director of Iran's Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
EghtesadOnline: To assist power supply during the hot summer, production of distributed generation (DG) power plants has increased 21% compared to last year.
EghtesadOnline: By the end of next Iranian year (March 2022), the number of nomadic households using solar energy will double, head of Nomads Affairs Organization of Iran said.
EghtesadOnline: Almost 25% of the electricity produced in the last fiscal (ended in March) was generated from renewable sources (steam, water, nuclear, wind and solar), chief executive officer of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.