- Economy news -
As a scientific arm of the Ministry of Energy, the Niroo Research Institute has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations, Majid Amidpour stated in a press briefing on Tuesday.
He put the number of knowledge-based companies in the water and electricity sector at 170, adding that the NRI is responsible for carrying out marketing activities for these companies.
The high potentials and capacities of knowledge-based companies will be applied in three pivots of 'productivity', 'development of renewable energy' and 'smart-building' using the capacities of science and technology parks, Amidpour emphasized.
He further said 100 percent of the practical capacity of the power plants was used to supply electricity in the summer season of the current year, adding that hydroelectricity power plants play a very important role in supplying electricity at peak hours.
Development of renewable power plants is the best solution for removing the imbalance of electricity, Amidpour said, adding that the Supreme Council of Energy has recently approved that 30,000 megawatts of electricity will be added to the current renewable power plants' capacity in 7th and 8th Five-Year Socioeconomic and Cultural Development plans.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Amidpour pointed to the electrification of the transportation sector in the country and noted that all megalopolises and megacities have reached the conclusion that there is no choice to get rid of air pollution but to electrify the transportation sector.
For this purpose, the United Nations has voiced its readiness to help Iran electrify its transportation sector in line with reducing air pollution, he stated.