BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
The CEO of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co. announced a 10 to 15 percent increase in electricity production by hydropower plants.
“Given the government's priority to supply gas to the domestic sector and then to industry, hydropower plants have played a good role in generating electricity, The CEO of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co. Hassan Razavi said, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency
He expressed hope that the upward trend will continue in the next three months.
"The coming winter will be colder than in previous years," he said. "If people accompany us and reduce their gas and electricity consumption, the hydropower plants will not face any problems.”
The share of solar power plants in Iran’s renewable electricity generation capacity has reached 49 percent, according to the data released by Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA).
According to SATBA, the capacity of the country’s renewable power plants is going to reach 1,000 megawatts (one gigawatt) by the end of the current government’s incumbency (August 2021).
To achieve this goal, SATBA has undertaken various activities, including monitoring and controlling the power plant projects, supervising the licensing process and concluding contracts for guaranteed purchase of electricity, according to Mohammad Satakin, the heads Iran's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA).
Iran and Azerbaijan have agreed to reactivate the building of two hydroelectric power plants on the Aras river border, the Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian announced last week.