Iran’s wind power potential estimated at 15GW

Iran Materials 18 September 2012 11:04 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.18/ Trend F.Milad/

Wind power plants in Iran have the capacity to generate 15 gigawatts (GW) of electricity, Director of the Renewable Energies Organization of Iran, Yousef Armodeli said.

Armodeli told the ISNA news agency the potential can be upgraded to 40 GW.

Renewable sources of energy have the capacity to make for 20 percent of Iran's total power generation, he noted.

The Energy Ministry will roll out power projects that will increase Iran's electricity generation capacity by 5 gigawatts (GW) this calendar year, which began on March 20, Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad said on April 3.

By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, he added.

Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.