Iran to increase renewable energy generation

Oil&Gas Materials 5 December 2018 14:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 5

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Some 20-30 percent of Iran's electricity usage will be added to the country's electricity grid from renewable energy sources under the five-year development plan, the director of the Iran Renewable Energy Association Economic Committee, Javad Musavi said, Trend reported referring to Young Journalists Club.

Musavi noted that Iran has signed agreements on energy exports with Azerbaijan, Oman, Afghanistan, Turkey, Georgia and these agreements will secure currency flow to Iran.

Some 1000 megawatts of energy will be added to Iran's electricity grid by 2022, as part of Iran's five-year renewable energy development plan, he added.

"Renewable energy generation is not centralized in Iran and is scattered around the country," Musavi said. "Thus, it's considered very important in regional energy supplies."