A new directive to raise tariffs for renewable power plants:

  • Oct 13, 2019

Public Relations and International Affairs Office of SATBA reported that the new directive to raise tariffs was announced in order to maximize the benefits of electricity generation from renewable sources as well as increase the competitiveness of the renewable electricity in the industry chain. The table is as follows:

According to this report, in order to overcome environmental problems in coastal provinces and mega cities, the base electricity tariff from biomass technology will be increased two times, furthermore, for those contracts which will be concluded in the current Persian year, the purchasing electricity price from wind power plants located in Sistan and Balouchestan province will experience a 10 percentage increase in comparison to the numbers in the table above.

The report also adds that: In order to have a better receiving and credit expense management and increase the trust of stockholders on on-time payment of monthly bills of power plants, SATBA can work in favor of power plants contractor in case of having monetary resources and open the six-month Rial letters of credit based on the Iranian banking regulations. Moreover, if the charities start constructing clean and renewable power plants in order to supply the energy of educational buildings, SATBA is allowed to purchase this produced energy based on the mentioned prices of the enactment.

The maximum capacity of the subscribers-allocated generators will increase up to twice the connection capacity in case of considering technical and security cares of connecting to grid and those subscribes who have operated a part of this capacity can try to construct new capacities in a separate contract.

Those renewable power plants which are constructed to export electricity can sell their electricity to SATBA if needed according to Regulation 61 of Modification of Consumption Pattern Law and if so, their exportation license must be cancelled.

The report finally adds that: the base price of those contracts which are exchanged before this enactment can change into the numbers in the table above if the stockholder requests and if the considered power plant has operated with full capacity, the beginning of using new tariff and the starting point of adjustment formula will be from the date of accession exchange. Also, for the power plants which are not operated in full capacity, the starting point of adjustment formula will be the date of complete capacity operation.

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