Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Energy System Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Pardis Ave., Tehran, Iran


Energy consumption in Iran has high rate due to its geographical location as well as high industrial and residential energy consumption. Drought and the impossibility of using some hydroelectric power plants, global warming and extravagant electricity consumption, as well as novel technologies (e.g., cryptocurrency mining) are the reasons to cause the increment of electricity consumption. The main reason for national power outages is the instability of energy production and consumption balance. Such events disturb the balance between the production and consumption of electricity. The utilization of renewable energies is one of the primary solutions to eliminate the gap between energy production and consumption. Taking into consideration the current conditions and the 20-year forecast of energy consumption and production in Iran, a vast gap can be observed between these two cases. In this paper, by considering two different scenarios using renewable energy, this gap is addressed, causing the amount of power production to exceed the amount of consumption in the long term.


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