Director General of Potential Assessment and Renewable Energy Evaluation Office announced the process of integrated evaluation, prioritization and determination of the share of energy in the three provinces of Ardabil, East and West Azerbaijan.
Public Relations and International Affairs office reports that Mitra Gholami said that prioritizing and determining the share of energy in each province will help investors and decision-makers to choose the top priority option in each province for the construction of the power plants. She announced the implementation of this process for the provinces of Ardabil, East and West Azerbaijan.
She referred to the identification of renewable potential and determining the energy efficiency potential at the provincial level and added: “The choice of an intellectual model is determined by directing the modeling algorithm.”
She pointed to the technical, economic, environmental, political and social measures as the criteria of the evaluation model and stated: “After weighing the criteria in terms of importance and applying comparative coefficients to the options, prioritizing, the share of each wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, small hydropower, as well as the potential for energy efficiency for development in each province are determined.”
Gholami, referring to this statistic in the province, reported a high share of geothermal energy by 25% in this province and said: “After geothermal energy, solar energy (20%), wind energy (16%), hydropower (11%), biomass (9.49%), efficiency in industry (9.45%) and also efficiency in generation (8.19%) come next.”
"In West Azerbaijan province, solar energy with a share of 22.1% has the highest priority in this province, followed by wind energy (18.7%), hydropower (13.6%), geothermal (12.8%) as well as efficiency in industry (11.2%), biomass (11.2%) and efficiency in consumption (10.4%) are in the next categories.” she added.
In the end, she stated that the highest share in East Azerbaijan province belongs to solar energy with a 25% share and continued: “Wind energy (19%), geothermal energy (12%), hydropower (12%) and then efficiency options in industry (% 11), biomass (11%) and efficiency in consumption (10%) are in the next stages of energy development in this province.”