Iran reports annual record in electricity use

Electricity use in Iran has peaked to an annual high of 50 megawatts (MW) per hour as authorities expect the consumption to rise in the coming days with a warm spell driving up cooling demand across the country.


Iran launches 320 MW power plant in Qeshm island

Iran has launched a major power plant in its largest island in the Persian Gulf amid efforts to boost investment in the region.


Five more power plants to be connected to Iran gas network

A senior official at National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced on Tuesday that five other power plants are planned to be connected to country’s gas network this year (to end March 20, 2023).


Iran pays $30b in energy subsidies in 2020 to rank first globally

Iran remained the single largest provider of energy subsidies across the globe in 2020.


Iran steel, cement factories allowed midnight operation amid power shortage

Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said steel and cement factories can operate from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 am and cut their electricity consumption by half.


Iran reduces electricity supply to industries to tackle power shortage

The Iranian government has decided to significantly reduce electricity supplies to industries as it struggles to minimize power outages in large cities during the current summer heat wave.


Iran starts importing power from Azerbaijan to tackle shortage

Iran is using limited supplies of electricity from neighboring Azerbaijan to prevent a recurrence of brief power cuts that surprised the households in large cities last month.


Iran, Russia to start works on Sirik power plant in days

Iranian and Russian companies are to kick off construction works for a jointly-financed power plant project on June 10 in southern Iran.


Iran’s annual electricity production capacity grows to 85 GW

Iran’s Energy Ministry says electricity production capacity in the country rose by 2.2 percent in the year to late March to reach a total of 85.313 gigawatts (GW).


Iran rolled out $3.25bn worth of water, power projects in one year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed his administration’s records in launching new water and electricity projects in the fiscal year to late March despite economic woes posed by the pandemic and the US sanctions.

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