Market-sounding trip to Iran and symposium
The market-sounding trip to Iran from 28 October to 2 November will focus on renewable energies. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Iranian energy experts at the Renewable Energies in Iran Conference (IRECC) and to meet new business partners. The market-sounding trip supports companies from North Rhine-Westphalia in building and consolidating contacts with potential cooperation partners in Iran, as well as establishing networks and developing the relevant structures within the country. It also offers an opportunity to flesh out project ideas and exchange thoughts.
Today, renewable energies only account for around 0.5 % of the country’s power generation capacity. By far the most important sources of energy for power generation are crude oil (52.1 %) and natural gas (46.6 %).
According to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran, the country has a total of 297 MW of renewable energy capacity, 168 MW of which in state hands while 128 MW are operated privately. The biggest renewable energy source is wind with an installed capacity of 190 MW. This is followed by small-scale hydropower (73 MW), solar plants (22 MW) and biomass (10 MW). According to a current report by the Iranian Ministry of Energy, bioenergy is in the development stage. There are therefore just two disposal sites, located in Shiraz and Mashhad.
In order to drive the development of renewable energies, the Iranian government is guaranteeing fixed feed-in tariffs for 20 years. The feed-in remuneration depends on the type of plant and the capacity:
- 8.7 to 17.6 cents/kWh for biomass
- 12.1 to 17.6 cents/kWh for wind
- 16.7 to 26.1 cents/kWh for solar
- 17.3 cents/kWh for geothermal
- 11.0 cents/kWh for small-scale hydropower (max. 10 MW)
The Iranian government’s target for renewable energies is 7,500 MW for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power by 2030. If all the private wind and solar projects approved over the last two years were implemented without any major delays, there could be a total capacity increase of around 1,000 MW by the year 2018.
According to the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (SUNA), there are currently 50 renewable energy projects that have received all the necessary permits (environmental, grid connection, land use). The power purchase agreements (PPAs) have also been concluded for a term of 20 years. The approved renewable energy projects run by private operators are spread across 13 wind power plants with total capacity of around 701 MW, 28 solar plants (PV) with 309 MW, three waste heat recovery plants with 56 MW, five small hydropower plants with 13 MW and one biomass power plant with 2 MW.
The demand for energy in Iran is growing continually. In order to meet this demand, it is essential to tread new ground in the approach to energy, because even in oil-rich Iran, the continual increase in energy consumption is a cause for growing concern. Without innovative environmental technologies, however, there can be no real success, and it’s here that German expertise is much in demand.
Renewable Energies in Iran Conference
The conference is dedicated specifically to the topic of renewable energies and will be attended by both Iranian and foreign business representatives. The B2B focus of this event is clearly evident, but political representatives will also be involved in the discussions and expert presentations.
Click here for further information on the IRECC.
The trip is aimed at NRW companies, institutions and scientific organizations from the areas of power generation, energy services and servicing and maintenance. The focus will be on both renewable and conventional energies.
- Briefing on the political and economic framework in Iran
- Visit to the Renewable Energies in Iran Conference
- B2B discussions with Iranian industry representatives at the fair
- Networking evening
- Symposium with industry experts from Iran
- Visits to projects around Tehran
- Technical discussions with decision-makers from politics, organisations and trade associations
Expression of interest in the market-sounding trip to Iran
If you are interested in this trip, we ask you to provide us with the following information, which should be faxed to NRW.International on fax number +49 (0)211 / 71067120.
28/10/2017 - 02/11/2017, start: 12:00 pm, end: 11:00 pm
EnergieAgentur.NRW in cooperation with NRW.International