OPEC member Iran intends to implement new renewable energy power facilities with a total installed capacity of 2,000 MW in the next five years to supply energy consumption, declared Iranian deputy minister for electricity on Sunday.|
Abbas Aliabadi added Iran already operated 8,500 MW hydro power plants in and had installed 130 MW of wind farms.
"Iran, though an oil exporting country, is determined to be an important partner in global efforts of human societies to achieve sustainable energy systems," he declared at a preliminary meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) where even Israel took part.
"The government of Iran has paved the way for private sector participation in developing renewable energy systems," he added.
The private industries have already been assigned contracts to supply wind turbines and biofuel solutions with a power capacity of 600 MW and the ministry of energy is currently installing 500 MW wind converters in the country, he stated.