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Pakistan to Import Additional Power from Iran

By John Lee. The government of Pakistan is considering importing 100 MW of additional electricity from Iran. According to a report from Pakistan Today the additional power would be used to meet the growing demand for electricity in Gawadar city. At present, power demand in the Gawadar area is met through import of 104 MW […]

$60bn In Renewables Revenue By 2023

By John Lee. Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Fallahatian (pictured) has said he expects Iran’s installed renewable energy capacity, excluding hydro-electric power, to exceed 700 MW by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2018). He added that the country currently has 77,000 MW of capacity, of which 360 megawatts is renewable energy. Most of […]

Quercus plans EUR 500m Iran Solar Project

By John Lee. UK-based renewable energy investor Quercus will reportedly invest over half a billion euros in a solar power project in Iran. Chief executive Diego Biasi (pictured) told Reuters that construction of the 600-megawatt (MW) plant will start in the first half of 2018. He added that the firm embarked on such a big project […]

New Hydroelectric Power Plant in Western Province

Iran inaugurated the first unit of a new hydroelectric power plant in the western province of Kermanshah that increased the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity to more than 77,100 megawatts (MW). The first unit of the Darian power plant in Kermanshah was recently connected to the national grid, increasing the country’s nominal capacity from […]

€3bn Siemens Credit Line on the way

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens is reported to be preparing to provide 3 billion euros in financing for rail and power projects in Iran. Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for International Affairs, Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan, said on Tuesday: “Through financing a number of construction projects, Siemens plans to enter into a joint venture with […]

Power Generation Capacity exceeds 77,000 MW

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian announced that the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity has surpassed 77,000 megawatts (MW). Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Falahatian said over the past year, the country’s power generation capacity has increased by about 2,000 MW. With the coming into service of three gas units of […]

Finnish Co to supply Gas Power Plants to Iran

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply engineering and equipment deliveries for two baseload power plants to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co. This is a breakthrough project as Wärtsilä is supplying the first decentralised power plants of its kind to Iran, showing results from our efforts to support […]

Iran’s Power Generation Capacity to Rise by 3,000 MW

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said the country’s nominal capacity to produce electricity would increase by 3,000 megawatts (MW) by the next summer. Speaking at a ceremony to begin the construction of a power station in the southwestern city of Andimeshk in Khuzestan Province on Wednesday, Falahatian said the country’s power generation capacity is […]

Iran Welcomes S. Korean Investments in Energy, Railroad

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani reiterated the country’s willingness to promote relations with South Korea in all spheres, saying the Islamic Republic welcomes investments from the East Asian nation in energy and railroad sectors. Speaking at a meeting with his South Korean counterpart on the sidelines of the second annual meeting of parliament speakers of […]

Iran Inaugurates New Hydropower Plant

Iran on Thursday inaugurated a new hydroelectric power plant that increased the country’s hydropower generation capacity to around 12,000 megawatts. Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on Thursday opened the hydropower plant at ‘Roodbar’ dam, in Aligoodarz, the western province of Lorestan. According to the minister, inauguration of the plant helped the total hydropower generation capacity of […]

Iran, Hungary to Develop Mini Nuclear Power Plant

Iran and Hungary have agreed to cooperate in a joint mini nuclear power plant project, a Hungarian official announced. Tehran and Budapest will create a small nuclear reactor for scientific and educational purposes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Janos Lazar said on Thursday. “When the Prime Minister was there, we undertook to take […]

Tender for Karun II Dam and Power Station

Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) has invited tenders for the Karun II Dam and Power Plant project in Khuzestan province. The project is being offered through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The Karun I and Karun III dams are located downstream and upstream of Karun II, […]

Tehran, Moscow Start Construction of Power Plant at Bandar Abbas

Iran and Russia have started constructing a thermal power plant in the southern city of Bandar Abbas, a report said. According to the report carried by Sputnik on Monday, Tehran and Moscow began the construction of the thermal power plant during a ceremony attended by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. The plant, with a capacity […]

Iran keen to Increase Electricity Supply to Pakistan to 3,000 MW

By John Lee. Iran is reported to be keen to increase its electricity supply to Pakistan from 130 megawatts to 3,000 megawatts. According to Pakwired, the Iranian Consul General to Pakistan, Ahmad Mohammadi, told an event in Karachi: “The expansion of ties with neighboring countries is one of the priorities of Iran’s foreign policy and […]

Iran to spend $3bn on Renewable Energy

By John Lee. Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian (pictured) has said that Iran plans to invest $3 billion in renewable energy power plants. Speaking at a ceremony to launch three 7-megawatt solar power plants in Hamedan, he said 5,000 megawatts of renewable power would be created during the sixth Five-Year Development Plan. (Source: TradeArabia)

Iran Invited to Invest in Kyrgyzstan Hydropower Plants

Kyrgyzstan’s National Energy Holding Company has urged Iran to invest in Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants, Kambar-Ata-1 HPP, the company said on Friday. Officials of the company said during a Kyrgyzstan-Iran business forum on Friday that Iran has been invited to invest in construction of the power plants. Kyrgyzstan’s hydropower capacity is estimated at 142 […]

Daewoo signs Power Plant Deal in Iran

By John Lee. South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction has signed a contract to build a 500-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant in Iran’s southeastern city of Kerman. The estimated value is some $500 million. Under the deal with Iranian investment firm Omid, Daewoo E&C will team with the state-run Korea Western Power and Gohar Energy […]

Iran to set up Renewable Energy Projects in Kazakhstan

By John Lee. Iran and Kazakhstan have agreed on plans to set up eight renewable energy projects in southern Kazakhstan, according to Trade Arabia. The projects include a photovoltaic power station (also known as a solar park), reported Iran Daily News, citing Kazakhstan’s Minister of Investments and Development. The agreement will focus on key areas […]

Iran, Russia sign $2.5bn Construction, Energy Deals

By John Lee. Trade Arabia reports that Russia and Iran have signed a $2.5-billion deal on construction of a thermal power plant in southern Iran and electrification of a railway line. The power station is to be built in Bandar Abbas, while the railway line connects the towns of Garmsar and Incheborun. The countries also […]

Russia to Finance Thermal Power Station in Iran

Under a contract signed by the energy ministers, Russia will provide financing for the construction of a brand-new thermal power station in southern Iran. In a meeting in Tehran this week, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak signed a contract on the construction of the plant, including four 350-megawatt thermal […]