Strategic Analysis of Iran’s Energy System

  • Alireza Heidari University of Tehran
  • Alireza Aslani University of Tehran
  • Ahmad Hajinezhad University of Tehran
  • Seyed Hassan Tayyar Science and Technology University of Tehran
Keywords: Energy System

Abstract

Due to the importance of energy to societies, analysis of local, regional and national energy systems at different levels is salient for researchers and policy makers. This article considers Iran’s extraction, processing, conversion, transmission, distribution, and consumption of energy. Iran is one of the world’s fastest growing energy consumers and its economy is highly dependent on energy exports. The patterns of Iran’s present energy system impact its economy and development. Our research assesses the energy system in Iran by identifying and analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). The article considers these from internal and external perspectives and concludes that energy plays an important role in policy and development. This assessment can help policy makers and researchers identify challenges and create suitable and robust strategies.

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Author Biographies

Alireza Heidari, University of Tehran

Alireza Heidari is a doctoral student of energy systems engineering at the University of Tehran. He has received his MS and BS degrees in energy systems engineering and mechanical engineering. His research interests include energy modelling, mathematical and dynamic programming in energy systems. Email: alirezaheidari@ymail.com.

Alireza Aslani, University of Tehran

Alireza Aslani is an assistant professor of the renewable energy and environment department at the University of Tehran. He also studied at the University of Vaasa, Finland. His research interests include energy modelling, policy analysis of energy technologies. Email: alireza.aslani@ut.ac.ir.

Ahmad Hajinezhad, University of Tehran

Ahmad Hajinezhad is an assistant professor in the renewable energy and environment department at the University of Tehran. He has several research experiences related to energy studies. His research interests include bio-fuels and renewable energy technologies. Email: hajinezhad@ut.ac.ir.

Seyed Hassan Tayyar, Science and Technology University of Tehran

Seyed Hassan Tayyar has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a researcher at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Tehran. He is also a lecturer of Payam Noor University. His research interest includes strategic and technology management. Email: tayyar@ut.ac.ir.

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