The report of the latest status of rural electrification and rural power network was presented by Majlis Research Center.
Regard to the rural electrification in 2009, the office of energy, industry, and mining declared: 100 percent of villages over twenty households and 68.8 percent of villages under twenty households have electricity there, public relations office of Majlis Research Center reported.
According to the report, due to the initial investment and relatively high running costs of the construction of MV and LV distribution networks, distribution substation, energy requirements, maintenance and energy loss; rural electrification imposes problems and large costs to the state budget also the electrification of sparsely populated villages that are in forests and mountains is difficult so the new energy alternatives should be used.
Accordingly, due to the simplicity and ease of installation, easy transportation, high reliability, no mechanical parts, harmony with the nature, and also no need for fuel which are taken into consideration, the use of new energies have been required in recent years.
Finally by the end of 2010, fifty villages with 442 households in rural areas have had power through new energies, the office of energy, industry, and mining said.