I congratulate all on the occasion of the New Year which coincides with the anniversary of the auspicious birthday of Imam Ali and wish you a fruitful and prosperous year
Economic crises and issues like the development of environmental problems, economic growth, and the limits of fossil fuels, are among the topics that have inspired intellectuals and politicians around the world in order to find the right solutions to solve energy problems. Increasing energy demand, fossil energy sources limits and lack of security and stability of the energy market in the last decade, in line with the problem of pollution and global warming, are the leading matters in energy issues. Therefore, energy efficiency as well as using alternative energy sources have always been considered as two important approaches. Energy efficiency optimization is the most important development in the economic structure of the industrialized countries, and will lead to advantages such as economic growth, rising GDP and cost reductions. Also, restrictions on water resources and the droughts in the country, as well as the limits of fossil fuels have urged the move towards renewable energy.
The development of renewable power plants with the goal of sustaining energy supply and the participation of the people can become one of the most effective components for economic growth and sustainable development. Goals of promoting livelihoods and development in deprived areas can also address the challenges of climate change and droughts in many parts of the country and will reduce the environmental pollution of fossil fuels and will lead to job creation.
In the field of energy efficiency, SATBA is ready to conclude guaranteed power purchase contracts in order to support and develop the business of energy service companies, and implement the energy efficiency and energy optimization plans with the help of private sector.
In 2018, despite all the economic ups and downs, by providing the private sector participation platform in the support of Iranian goods year, Iran's installed renewable energy capacity has reached 700 MW. This was done by attracting 102 thousand billion rials of private sector capital which resulted in the country's job creation to 44 thousand people and the prevention of 1950 thousand tons of CO2. It is worth mentioning that electrification to more than 3000 subscribers in deprived and rural areas was done through the development of small power plants which led to improving the quality of lives of the peoples and taking effective steps towards achieving sustainable development goals and universal access to clean energy.
On the eve of Earth's transformation, we intend to support the localization of the technology of renewable and clean power plants and by taking advantage of the reduction in investment costs through the development of renewable energies. We promise the prosperity of a sustainable economy to investors in this sector and achieve the further development of renewable energy.
Happy new year to all of you
Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh