Energy security

40 solar power stations connected to electrical grid in Iran


Over the past two years, 40 solar power plants were connected to the country's electrical grid, ISNA cited Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh, Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, as saying.

He said that renewable energy production is beneficial and Iran invites investors to show interest in the energy sector.

Sadeghzadeh said that peak demand for electricity is in summer and 80 percent of electricity generation accounts for summer.

Water shortage is one of the country's serious problems, he said.

Brussels preparing for talks with Russia on Baltic power systems


The European Commission is getting ready to start consultations with Russia over the switching of the Baltic states' power networks off the post-Soviet system and their synchronization with that of western Europe.

"When we have our next meeting with the Russian energy minister … we will brief him also about this desynchronization process," European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, in charge of energy, said in an interview with BNS Lithuania.