Iran bans import of incandescent bulbs
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 19
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The Iranian government banned import of incandescent bulb, Iran Energy efficiency organization said April 19.
In order to optimize the power consumption in the country the Iranian government issued a decree which bans import of the incandescent bulbs during the current fiscal year (started March 20).
The government decree also bans production of incandescent bulbs with over 40 watt power in the country.
Earlier in 2012 the Iranian government decided to ban distributing incandescent bulbs with more than 40 watt power on the domestic market.
Iran's power generation capacity currently stands at around 74,000 MW, of that some 12,000 MW accounts for hydroelectric power plants, 1000 MW for a nuclear power plant and the remaining for thermal power plants.
According to a recent annual report, Iran's capacity of producing renewable energy stands at 232 megawatts, 0.31 percent of the country's total power generation capacity.