Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian underlined that the Iranian companies are seriously engaged in reconstruction projects of Syria.
“Our firms have undertaken reconstruction of Syrian water supply networks and electricity grid according to an agreement signed before,” Ardakanian said.
He noted that the Iranian companies will rebuild Syrian power grid on a three-year plan.
“The plan includes construction of power plants, repair of the damaged national grid and implementation of dam projects, the Iranian energy minister said giving the details of the mutual agreement.
In a relevant development in November, during a visit by Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli to Iran, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding.
On the sidelines of the signing ceremony held in Tehran on November 2, Ardakanian said that Iran will interlink its power grid with that of Syria through Iraqi national grid in the near future.
Iranian Energy Minister said on Wednesday that his ministry is considering new incentive packages for low-consuming households and industrial electricity subscribers, IRIB reported.
Spokesman of Iran’s electricity sector said that government organizations and agencies account for nearly 4,000 megawatts (MW) of the country’s electricity consumption and they need to reduce this figure by at least 10 percent.
Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH) has started a program for decommissioning worn-out thermal power plants, IRIB reported on Saturday, quoting the company’s head.
Electricity consumption by Iran’s industrial sector broke the current Iranian calendar month’s (started on May 21) previous record to reach 5,153 megawatts (5.0153 GW) on Friday, IRNA reported.
Nearly 37 billion cubic meters of water is stored behind the dams across Iran, indicating that 71 percent of the capacity of the country’s dams is full, a report by Iran Water Resources Management (IWRM) said.
Mohammad-Reza Bakhtiari, the managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company, has said no water outage or rationing is on the agenda despite the 25-percent increase in the capital city’s water consumption in the Q1 of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-June 20), IRIB reported.