Iran eyes to add 0.6 GW to renewables by March 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 12
By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:
Iran plans to increase nominal power generation capacity by 4.5 gigawatts (GW) to 81 GW by March 20, 2018, according to the latest weekly report published by the Energy Ministry.
Iran added 2.464 GW to nominal power generation capacity during the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2016).
About 0.59 GW of capacity of the newly designed power plants in Iran would be renewables.
Last fiscal year, Iran added only 29 MW to renewables and brought the volume to 264 MW, which shares only 0.34 percent of the country’s total power generation capacity.
Iran plans to increase the renewables capacity to 7.5 GW by 2030, of which 5 GW will be commenced in the next five years.
According to the Energy Ministry, during the current fiscal year, 490 MW will be added to hydropower generation capacity and the rest of the projected volume (3.4 GW) will be thermal power.
Iran plans to increase power generation capacity to 100 GW by 2021.
Last year, Iran’s electricity generation stood at 286 billion kilowatts hour (kWh).