Date: 18 November 2023 ، the watch 04:37
News ID: 11186

‘Grounds prepared to build renewable power plants with 6,900MW capacity’

The Spokesperson of the Iranian Energy Ministry’s electricity sector has said that the necessary preparations have been made for the construction of renewable power plants with a total capacity of 6,900 megawatts (MW) across the country, IRNA reported.

Mostafa Rajabi-Mashhadi put the current nominal capacity of the country’s renewable power plants at 1,090 MW, saying that the ministry plans to add 5,400 MW to the capacity of the mentioned power plants across the country over the next Iranian calendar year (begins in late March 2024).
Rajabi-Mashhadi, who is the head of Iran Grid Management Company, expressed hope that with the increase in the share of renewable power plants in the country’s electricity network, the use of fossil fuels will decrease in thermal power plants.
The development of renewable power plants in Iran has accelerated since the current government administration took office in August 2021.
The Energy Ministry in the 13th government has defined new investment packages and strategies to attract more capital to fund new renewable projects across the country.
According to energy experts, such investment models in the 13th government have been a good incentive for investing in this sector.
The mentioned measures led to the capacity of the country’s renewable power plants reaching 1,085 MW, which is a very good figure.
Back in July, Mahmoud Kamani, the head of the country’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), said the capacity of renewable power plants is increasing regularly and daily in the country.
Putting the under-construction power plants into operation will further increase this capacity, Kamani said.


Source: Tehran Times