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Report on Solar Energy Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. German solar association BSW Solar has published a comprehensive report on the solar electricity sector in Iran. Spokesperson David Wedepohl told PV Tech: “Market observers estimate the subsidies will remain attractive despite the reductions, provided effective financial instruments are implemented. “There are a lot of companies that are confident that at the […]

S Korea to Build Dam on Iran’s Main River

A major South Korean water service company has signed a contract with Iran to construct a storage dam on the Karun River, southwest of Iran. K-water, a leading South Korean company with expertise in water resources management, is going to build the Karun-2 dam on Iran’s only navigable river. Feasibility studies on the construction of […]

Dubai-Based Company Eager to Finance Projects in Iran

Yellow Door Energy, a company with technical expertise in solar energy projects in the Middle East, has expressed willingness to finance two solar power plants in Iran. Representatives of the company, which is headquartered in the Emirati city of Dubai and is mostly owned by Adenium Energy Capital, held a meeting at the Renewable Energy […]

Iran cuts Electricity to Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iran has cut electricity to the Penjwen district east of Sulaimani, as well as to neighboring villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, since Monday. According to a report from eKurd, the supply was cut off after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to repay loans of $27 million to Iran. Iran has provided the Penjwen […]

Russia, Iran reach Power Agreement

Mehr News Agency reports that Russia’s Inter RAO – Export LLC has signed an MoU with Iran’s Khuzestan Water & Power Authority to expand the Dez hydro-electric power plant (pictured) by 720 MW. The project will include the construction of an additional turbine hall. The Russian company will also participate in the modernization of Ramin […]

14 New Projects worth more than $2.5bn

By John Lee. The last meeting of the Foreign Investment Board in 1394, chaired by Mohammad Khazaei, was held at the Organization for Investment, Economic and Financial Affairs of Iran and 14 projects was approved by the Board in the areas of power generation, automotive and mining industries worth 2.6 billion dollars. In the meeting, […]

China to Set Up 3 Aluminum Projects in Iran

China’s Sinosteel Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation (IMIDRO) to implement three projects in Iran’s aluminum industry. Based on the MoU, subsidiary Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering Co. Ltd. will implement three projects, including: a plant for production of alumina powder ( 1.6 million tons); […]

Siemens signs Energy Deal with Iran’s MAPNA

Germany’s Siemens said on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran’s MAPNA to help modernise Iran’s energy infrastructure. Siemens said that under the deal, MAPNA would acquire technological knowhow to manufacture Siemens gas turbines in Iran, and the parties would cooperate to deliver more than 20 gas turbines and generators […]

Iran to Generate 7,600MW from Renewables

By John Lee. Iranian Minister of Power Hamid Chitchian (pictured) said his ministry plans to reach an output of 7,500 megawatts from renewable energy by 2030. The power will be generated by wind, water, solar, biomass, and geothermal plants. He added that the ministry has managed to reduce energy wastage by 4 percent during the […]

China to Build 2 Power Plants for $1bn

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said a contract for the construction of two power plants in cooperation with China has been prepared and will be discussed during the visit of the Chinese president on Friday. Ali Akbar Salehi  (pictured) said the construction of the two 1000 MW […]

$30bn Electricity Projects for Foreign Investors

Iran plans to offer electricity generation projects worth €28 billion ($30 billion) to foreign investors. IRNA news agency quotes Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian (pictured) as saying that between 47,000 to 50,000 megawatts (MV) are expected to be added to generating capacity over the next 10 years, requiring an investment of $5 billion per year in […]

Iran can Export 3,000MW Electricity to Pakistan

According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, the country currently imports 74MW of electricity from Iran for its coastal Makran division, but Iran has the potential to increase its electricity this to 3,000MW. Energy-starved Pakistan will take 100MW this month, and two projects are under consideration involving the import of 1,000MW and 100MW. The two countries are […]

Shahr-e-Rey Power Plant to be Modernised

During a visit this week to Shahr-e-Rey, south of Tehran, President Rouhani said that 4,320bn rials ($140 million) has been allocated for 12 major projects in agriculture, industry, water and waste water, sports, and the environment, all to be completed withing the next two years. While opening the 7th Tehran water treatment plant (WTP), Dr […]

Tabriz Power Plant Closed on Pollution Concerns

By John Lee. IRNA reports that the Tabriz thermal power plant has been closed following news that it was using low quality fuel to generate electricity, leading to increased pollution. The 28-year-old plant, designed and constructed by the French company Alstom, is only allowed to use gas, but has been found to be using ‘mazut’, also […]