• The electric power industry was brought to Iran for the first time during the reign of Mozaffareddin Shah Qajar in 1905.
  • Current capacity for electricity consumption in Iran in 2014 has been equal to 219 billion kilowatts-hour.
  • Export of electricity in 2014 has been equal to 9.660 million kilowatt-hours and its import has exceeded 3,772 million kilowatts-hour.
  • Currently, around 17 percent of total value of transactions in the exchange market for energy has been dedicated to electricity transactions, a number which will definitely be subject to growth in the near future.
  • At present, the electricity tariff for every kilowatt-hour is equal to 600 IRR, while the final cost for producing this energy equals 1000 IRR, thus showing an imminent rise in its price in the near future.
  • By establishing Mapna Company, Iran has enabled itself to make use of domestic human resources as well as the import of technology from foreign companies and to achieve 90 percent self-sufficiency in generating electricity.
  • Mapna is the 28th company on the IMI100 .
  • There are four listed companies in Tehran Stock Exchange which are operating in the field of power distribution, Mapna electricity, Damavand Electricity, Fajr Power Distribution Co. and Mobin Power Distribution Company are operating in this area.
  • Iran plans to extend its activity in power distribution Industry and one its important roles is being one the main hubs for power distributing in MENA region.
  • Regarding the significant share that gas and diesel power plants have in generating electricity as well as the low efficiency of these plants, Iran is opting to make use of clean energy sources to generate electricity including solar, nuclear and incineration sources.

Electric Power Industry in Iran