Strategic Analysis of Iran’s Energy System
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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