Iran’s annual renewable energy production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
The capacity of the Iranian renewable energy plants over a period of one year from March 2014 to March 2015 stood at 10957.5 megawatts (MW).
In a publication presenting the country’s balance sheet for the reference Iranian calendar year of 1393 (March 2014-March 2015), Iran’s Energy Ministry suggested that hydroelectric power plants formed 10778.9 megawatts of the total figure in the mentioned period.
In the meantime, the capacity of wind farms increased by 43.4 megawatts reaching 153.5 megawatts.
This is while the country’s capacity for generating electricity from solar power significantly increased reaching 584 kilowatts. According to the report, the capacity for producing electricity from solar power increased 8.5 times.
While the electricity generated from hydroelectric power plants formed 8.2 million barrels of oil equivalent in the country, solar and wind resources accounted for 0.2 million barrels of oil equivalents in the mentioned period.
Iran has plans worth some $30 billion for developing its power infrastructure in the following five years, which include building power plants, repairing and upgrading current ones, as well as developing and making the power grid smart.
Earlier officials announced that Iran has increased its capacity for producing electricity from renewable energy resources by 5 MW since March 20 when the current Iranian year started.