Iranian official: direct sale of alternative energy to be made possible

Oil&Gas Materials 7 May 2019 19:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 7

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

During the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2019), conditions will be created for the direct sale of electricity generated via alternative energy sources by the private sector, without the intermediary role of the Iranian government, Mahmoud Sadeghzadeh, Head of Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA), told the website of the Ministry of Energy of Iran, Trend reports.

Sadeghzadeh added that solar panels were commissioned for the first time during the last two years, and nowadays there are 50 solar panels used in Iran.

"This allowed for provision of these stations with locally produced materials including, for example, panels, inverters, cables and related equipment," he said.

Pointing out that the annual capacity of alternative energy stations in Iran currently stands at 700 megawatts, Sadeghzadeh noted that this volume is set to increase by 300-500 megawatts during the year. As such, the production will reach 1,200 megawatts by the end of the next year (begins on March 21, 2020).

"With the new approach, that is the private sector selling electricity the citizens, we hope to produce 1,200 megawatts sooner than planned," he said.