has taken effective steps in planning, policy making, providing solutions and
publicizing information in this field such as: studying research policies for
specifying the framework of country’s renewable energy strategy, wind and other
renewable energy resources development plan and other activities on promotion
and publicizing such as participation in exhibitions, organizing of training
courses, arranging scientific visits from power generation sites from renewable
sources and publishing books and specialized publications. At the same time,
SUNA has played a key role and effectively cooperated with the Renewable Energy
Headquarters of Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology with the aim of
creating synergy among all those having a role in promotion of renewable energy
in the country.
the most important responsibilities of SUNA as the national focal point and
coordination center of research and operation activities in the field of
renewable energy, is making the proper ground for study and execution of pilot
projects, design, construction of power plants with participation of state and
private sectors and outlining the proper path to access the diverse resources
of renewable energies by utilization of high capacities and potentials in the
country. Important measures have been taken for development of renewable
energies in regard to deployment of sustainable development and we witnessed an
important event in this field in July 2015, i.e. Ministry of Energy started
purchasing the electricity generated from renewable resources at different
prices and that the power purchase contracts on the basis of 5 years validation
have now been increased to 20 years. More information is available in the
“Power Purchase Price from clean and Renewable Sources” section of SUNA website.
with sustainable development, we can term the allocation of specific credit
line for imposing a levy of 30 Rials per kWh for consumption of electricity
(article 69 of year 1392 [2013-2014]
budget law) and the permission for concluding buyback contracts with state
owned and private sector investors using local equipment up to a ceiling of a
hundred and twenty thousand billion Rials (article 19 of year 1392 budget law).
Iran's policy of generating at least 5 % of its power from renewable sources of
energy by 2020 equivalent to around 5 GW.