Friday, August 19, 2022

Electricity

Iran, Iraq Connect National Electricity Grids

Iran and Iraq have connected their national electricity grids in a ceremony with the participation of the Islamic Republic’s energy minister and the Iraqi deputy minister of electricity.

Iran’s Power Export to Iraq Hits Record High: Energy Minister

Iran’s energy minister says the country’s electricity export to the neighbouring countries especially Iraq has reached a record-high level.

Iran Bans Bitcoin Miners from Using Power during Peak Hours

Iran says Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners will be provided with three-phased timers which switch off during peak hours of electricity consumption.

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Officially Ask for Permission to Work in Iran

Chinese cryptocurrency miners have officially requested to set up shop in Iran, taking advantage of cheap energy to power and cool their electricity-intensive servers.

Bitcoin Mining in Iran Must Be Regularized: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has highlighted the potentialities of crypto-currency mining, calling for the regularization of the business in Iran given the recent reports of bitcoin miners’ use of Iran’s cheap power.

Iran’s Power Generation Rises despite US Sanctions

Iran next week will add 1,300 megawatts of new power capacity to its national grid which is under strain from runaway demand driven up by sizzling summer temperatures.

Iran to Build Mideast’s Biggest Power Plant in Central Province

Iran plans to construct a power plant in the central province of Markazi that would be the biggest in the Middle East in terms of generating electricity, a lawmaker announced.

Iraq Says to Keep Importing Iran’s Gas, Power despite US Bans

Iraq is set to maintain and even increase its natural gas and electricity imports from Iran to meet the extreme summer demand, defying the US’ move to stop issuing sanctions waivers for the countries that import energy from Iran.

Iran in Talks with Russia for Construction of New Nuclear Plant

Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says the country has restarted negotiations with Russia to build a new nuclear power plant capable of generating up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity.

Iraq to Import Electricity from Saudi Arabia as Iran Stops Exports

Iraqi media say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has tasked the country’s Electricity Minister Qassem Al-Fahdawi to travel to Saudi Arabia to negotiate importing electricity from the Arab country.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Massive Protests in Iraq over Poor Services Leave Casualties

At least four people are reportedly injured after Iraqi police fire in the air to prevent protesters from storming the main government building in Basra on the seventh day of unrest.

Lights Out at Milad Tower to Commemorate Earth Hour (+Video)

The iconic Milad Tower in Tehran went dark for an hour on Saturday night, as the Earth Hour campaign kicked off across the globe to raise public awareness about climate change and energy consumption.

Iran Begins Construction of Two New Nuclear Power Plants

Iran has started the construction of two new nuclear power plants in the southern province of Bushehr in a joint project with Russia’s Rosatom energy firm.

Norway Solar Firm Inks $4bn Deal with Iran

A Norwegian solar company has defied US President Donald Trump’s call for further isolation of Iran by signing a deal to invest €2.5 billion ($4 billion) in the country over the next five years.

217 Iranian Villages Generating Solar Energy

Over two hundred villages in are generating solar energy to meet their power needs and the number is expected to surpass 300 by the end of this year’s Iranian calendar year (mid-March 2018).

Iran Exporting Electricity to Eight Countries: Report

Iran is one of the energy hubs in the region, exporting electricity to eight countries including Iraq, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

Iraq Needs to Import Iran’s Natural Gas: Minister

Iraq says it needs to import natural gas from Iran to operate its power plants within the next seven years.

Iran Locates Sites for Tidal Power Generation

Iranian scientists have identified at least 10 prime sites in the Persian Gulf for production of electricity from the ebb and flow of the regional water.

Iran’s Oil Output Slightly Affected by Power Cut in Khuzestan

The temporary power failure caused by the extremely high level of humidity and dust pollution in Iran's southwestern province Khuzestan has slightly decreased the country's oil production, but it won't influence Iran's OPEC commitments.

Iranian Minister Apologises to Nation for Power Outage

Iran’s Energy Minister apologized the residents of Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran for power and water cut caused by climatic conditions.

Aerial View of Iran’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Iran’s biggest solar power plant was inaugurated on Saturday, February 4, in Iranian West-central province of Hamadan.

Iran Cuts Electricity Supplies to Iraq

Iran has reportedly cut electricity exports to Iraq due to the country's accumulated debt of nearly $1 billion to Iraq, Iranian and Iraqi officials noted.

Germany to Build Clean Energy Plant in Central Iran

A combined-cycle power plant will be constructed in Iran’s central city of Damghan in cooperation with Germans, the local Governor announced.

Russia builds 5 power plants for Iran

Russian contractor Technoprom energy firm has negotiated construction of 5 power plants with Iran’s ministry of energy.

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