The Deputy Minister of Energy and Head of SATBA announced the support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization from the development of hydrogen and fuel cells as one of the types of clean sources according to guaranteed power purchase via feed-in tariffs in the Fifth Conference of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell of Iran on February 16th in Niroo Research Institute.
Dr. Satkin as one of the main speakers of the conference in a video message stated that the countries are trying to find proper solutions for developing renewable energy. He said that one of the best existing methods is the feed-in tariff system and guaranteed power purchase and SATBA supports all the types of renewable and clean energy including hydrogen and fuel cell without any discrimination.
The Deputy Minister of Energy explained that hydrogen and fuel cell as one of the energy carriers are definitely under the support of SATBA and based on the guaranteed power purchase policy; SATBA is ready to purchase the electricity generated by this technology according to the tariffs.
“Hydrogen is one of the most abundant energies in the world and one of the most favorable energy carriers. We hope to be able to pay more attention to this technology by reducing electricity generation costs from fuel cell technology and solving the relevant problems.” said Dr. Satkin.
Mentioning the valuable efforts of SATBA in development of this technology and doing researches, providing national strategic plan via fuel cell technology, providing operational program of fuel cell plan and its efforts in line with NIS, the head of SATBA put the supports of MA dissertations in hydrogen and fuel cell scope and determining tariffs and adding fuel cell electricity in the system of purchasing renewable electricity as the results of these efforts.
In the end, he hoped that with the lift of the sanctions and reduction of the fuel cell costs, we will witness the investments in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell again in near future and will try their best to fulfill this goal.