On the closing day of the 11th Iran International Renewable Energy, Lighting & Energy Saving Exhibition :The Meeting of the Minister of Energy with active private sector, entitled opportunities and challenges of renewable energy development in Iran
According to public relations and international affairs of SATBA, on the fourth day of Iran International Renewable Energy, Lighting & Energy Saving Exhibition, a meeting was held with active Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency companies. Minister of Energy, Deputy Minister of Energy and head of SATBA and the Managing Director of Tavanir as the parent company attended the meeting. At the meeting, representatives of the private sector, associations and related trade unions expressed their concerns and requests including the non-timely allocation of electricity charges as the only source for the purchase of renewable electricity, request for the separation of sources of electricity charges, utilization of practical sources in Article 12 of the modification of the consumption pattern and the deployment of the fuel conservation potential in the renewable energy generation.
The report adds, Dr. Ardakanian emphasized the necessity of the development of renewable energy in the country, adding that the development of this important sector requires cooperation, effort and interaction of all actors, including the government, the private sector and the people. He also expressed his hope that through constructive interaction with the Ministry of Petroleum on the use of saved fuel and export of electricity, a better progress for the renewable power plants development would be made. Mr. Sadeghzadeh pointed to the separation of electricity charges and mentioned that fortunately, the necessary infrastructure has been built up and hoped that this will soon be achieved and will resolve the concerns about the non-timely allocation of the financial for the purchase of renewable electricity. According to the report, Mr. Motavalizadeh while supporting the renewable energy development, pointed out that more reliable financial sources must be provided in addition to electricity charges. Because due to the limited sources of electricity charges, the possibility of development of more renewable power plants in the country will not be possible.