Non-governmental applicants who are intended to
construct renewable energy power plants should consider some requirements as
follows: fill out worksheets A and B and also the letter of commitment and
present it to SUNA attached to a written application and required
documentations such as articles of association, registration ad in official
gazette and its latest amendments, coordinates of the site so that construction
permit is issued for a certain capacity in a specific location.
Upon obtaining other necessary
permissions such as environment permit, grid connection and land acquiring, a
long term power purchase agreement will be signed and exchanged with them so
that the applicant could be able construction activities. In Biomass power plants
on the basis of waste, it is necessary to take needed permission to utilize the
water transfer facilities for small hydropower plants. The project work flow is
Phase 1: Registration and issue of
- Submission of written application
to SUNA by the applicant together with the work sheets A and B, and letter of
- Verification of the non-governmental
applicant and assuring that the certain site does not overlap with the other
projects which formerly registered in SUNA. (Also through written queries
from Ab Niroo Co., Regional Water companies and Water and waste water
companies only for small hydropower plants)
- Issue of construction permit by SUNA.
Phase 2: Obtaining required permits to
conclude the contract
- Acquiring grid connection permit,
environment permit, and land delivery permit from related authorities for all
types of power plants.
- Obtaining water allocation and
riverbed boundary permit from Water Resources Management Company or regional
water companies or the respective Water and Wastewater Company for small
- Exchanging contract with SUNA
after precise control of all the permits and documentations.
Phase 3: Project execution period and
construction of power plant (After signing the contract).
- Preliminary operations and
financing of the project during execution period by the applicant.
- Performing the executional
operations by the applicant under the supervision of SUNA on project progress
during the execution period.
- Grid connection coordination
between SUNA and Grid Management Company after completion of the construction.
Phase 4: Operating period
- Commencement of the power plant
operation and providing the financial statements presented by applicant on
generated electricity price from renewable energies on a monthly basis.
- Monthly payment of financial
statements by SUNA after applying the adjustment coefficients and considering availability
worth mentioning that foreign
investors are requested to the website of organization for investment, economic,
and technical assistance of Iran at www.investiniran.ir for getting information on general
aspects of foreign investment in Iran.
Form A: Applicant introduction worksheet
Form B : Project presentation worksheet
Letter of commitment for applicants of constructing renewable energy plants