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New Report Available: Iran Power Report Q4 2014

New Energy market report from Business Monitor International: "Iran Power Report Q4 2014"


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/13/2014 -- With talks to reach an agreement between Iran and the international community in relation to the country's nuclear industry resuming , but no deal yet seeming likely, the outlook for Iran's power sector remains uncertain. Risks are growing that the hoped-for loosening of international sanctions will not materialise, which could threaten the government's hope to boost domestic electricity production in an effort to meet growing demand and increase exports to its neighbours.

Iran will continue to rely largely on conventional thermal sources for electricity generation, with many of the power projects that are currently under construction slated to increase the nation's natural gas generation capacity. At the same time, the government appears committed to plans to increase its nuclear capacity, plans which had been boosted by the recent agreement between Iran and the international community, which will see the US, the EU and other nations ease sanctions on Iran in return for the country ending its pursuit of military nuclear capability. Although the Bushehr plant (at present the country's only nuclear reactor) has suffered from significant teething problems, the plant has now become fully operational. However, progress towards a more wide-ranging deal has stalled and with the deadline for reaching a deal approaching, the outlook for the country's nuclear ambitions remains uncertain.

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With abundant natural resources, a large and growing population driving up demand for electricity, and many of the country's neighbours suffering from energy shortfalls, the government will continue to invest in capacity expansion over the coming years, and exports to energy-hungry neighbours such as Turkey and Pakistan have the potential to grow significantly over the coming decade. On the other hand, government subsidies continue to play a major role in driving energy consumption in Iran. The government has long harboured plans to scale back subsidies, and introduced...

The Iran Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Iran Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

- Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Iran to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

- Target business opportunities and risks Iran's power sector through our reviews of latest power industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Iran

- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape analysis.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis, covering power markets, regulatory changes, major investments, projects and company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the power sector, and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Regional Overview

The Regional Overview provides a comparative context from within which one can assess the relative profitability of the power industry in a given country, incorporating BMI's country risk macro forecasts into our regional analysis. They also detail any relevant issues or events that might cause market fluctuations, as well as evaluate the impact of existing power infrastructure and fresh investments on the regional market.

BMI Industry Forecasts

The Industry Forecasts provide historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual power segment present in the country. These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast. These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation forecasts for Thermal, Coal, Gas, Oil, Nuclear, Hydro and Non-Hydro Renewables. For this section, we provide information on electricity generation (TWh), % growth year-on-year, KWh per capita, and the % of total electricity generation. The thermal fuels (coal, gas and oil) also have figures for their % of total thermal electricity generation.

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