Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Energy - Renewable energy organization of Iran (SUNA)
Legal References:Section B of Article 133 from Iran's code of the fifth 5-year development plan and regulations ratified based on this section through ratified Act no. 100/37732 dated 29/07/2012 by the Council of Economy
Enforcement:Contract between non-governmental investors and Tavanir Co.(Affiliated to Ministry of Energy)
Funding:General budget
Penalty:Payment of minimum rate ratified by Monetary and Credit Council plus 2% as the penalty for late reimbursement

According to Section B of Article 133 of the law for the 5th Development Plan of IRI, TAVANIR and companies affiliated to the Ministry of Energy are permitted to sign guaranteed and long-term contracts for the purpose of purchasing electricity generated from renewable and clean energy sources, with a priority to purchase from private and co-operative sectors. The rate for purchase of power from renewable and clean energy sources in the competitive market of the national electricity grid, and taking to account the average annual avoided import or export value of the fossil fuel+average price of energy conversion in national electricity market + avoided cost of pollutant emission cuts approved by the Economic Council.

According to the approved direction for this regulatory article upon act no.93/22688/20/100 of 20/07/2014 of the Economic Council, the base rate for purchase of power from plants for maximum 5 years has been defined: at 4628 Rials per kilowatt-hour (Cost of production and transition to 20KV station) and 4480 Rials per kilowatt-hour for plants (only electricity production).

Last modified: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:59:21 CEST