Iran: Renewable energy is the solution

Financial Tribune – Gas-powered power plants generate over 80% of Iran’s electricity and if there are problems with natural gas supplies to these units there will be power outages.

This issue can and should be addressed with the help of renewables as a viable alternative to sustain electricity supply because green energy does not need gas or other hazardous fuels like diesel and mazut.

Tehran and other cities had power failure for some hours on Feb 16 and the reason was said to be shortage of gas supplies to power plants, IRNA reported.

The steep increase in gas consumption in households in recent days (average 600 million cubic meters per day) has created problems for thermal power plants because their share of natural gas feedstock was cut drastically.