Electricity

Iran Seizes 45,000 Bitcoin Miners for Illegally Using Subsidized Government Electricity

Police in Iran have reportedly seized 45,000 bitcoin mining rigs for illegally using subsidized electricity from the state-owned power utility Tavanir, the local Tasmin News Agency reported this week. According to Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Tavanir, the efficient application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) bitcoin miners had been consuming 95 megawatts …

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Renewables to Dominate New U.S. Power Capacity In 2021

Renewable energy, mostly solar and wind, are set to account for more than two-thirds of the new electricity generation capacity that the United States will install this year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest inventory of electricity generators on Monday. A total of 39.7 gigawatts (GW) …

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Iraq Begins Importing Electricity from Turkey

Turkey has reportedly begun to export electricity to Iraq. According to Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA, EPDK) started supplying Iraq on Monday at a rate of 150 MW, through the Silopi-Zakho transmission line. The deal is due to run until 1st November, 2021.

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Iran, Russia Renew Agreement on Sirik Power Plant

Iran and Russia have renewed agreement on construction of Sirik power plant in southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, Iran’s Ministry of Energy said on Saturday. The project will become operational soon after approval of a loan from Russia, director of power plant projects in Iran Behnam Khaefinejad has said. As …

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Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Electricity Coop.

Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian held talks with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar on the permanent transmission of electricity to Afghanistan. In a videoconference on Saturday night, the two sides discussed preparation for holding a joint economic commission next month, planning and implementing joint economic programs, electricity …

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