TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated four power distribution projects and five solar power stations in the Southwestern province of Khuzestan on Thursday.
President Rouhani officially inaugurated 25 energy projects in three Iranian provinces through video-conference on Thursday.
The government has opened the projects all over the country in line with the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Surge in Production for the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020).
Nine projects were inaugurated in Khuzestan, Southwestern Iran, one in Khorasan Razavi, Northeastern Iran and 15 in Sistan and Balouchestan, Southeastern Iran.
The energy projects aim at providing sustainable electricity in consumption peak, specially in summer, improving services for industrial centers, and providing infrastructures for exporting electricity to neighboring countries.
According to the data by Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization in July, Iran’s capacity of renewable power production reached 825 megawatts.
The data also showed that the number is expected to double as other projects are under constructed with a total capacity of 821 MW.
The Energy Ministry’s latest data indicate that Iran has produced over 4.88 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable sources since the focus from fossil fuels to greener energies was shifted in mid-2009.
This volume of clean energy produced during July 2009 to early July 2020 has cut the consumption of 1.386 billion cubic meters of fossil fuels.
It has also saved 1.08 billion liters of water and prevented the wasting of 455 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in the national grid.