Ministry of Energy (Iran)

Ministry of Energy (Iran)
Ministry of Energy
وزارت نيرو
Agency overview
Formed 8 December 1936
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Iran Tehran, Iran
Minister responsible Majid Namjoo
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Ministry of Energy of Iran (Persian: وزارت نیرو), is the main organ of the Government in charge of the regulation and implementation of policies applicable to energy, electricity, water and wasterewater services.

Ministry of Energy is responsible for management of supply and demand of water, electricity, energy, and wastewater services and also promoting the training, research and technology, and bedding for goods and services market in water and electrical industry. It also plays a major role in preservation of natural resources, environment protection, public health promotion, welfare and self-sufficiency for sustainable development of the country.[1] Being originally founded on October 17, 1936, it was established under the title of "Ministry of water and electricity" in 1963. Later on February 17, 1975, after the parliamentary approval it became "Ministry of Energy". After the Iranian 1979 revolution some parliamentary changes took place for the duties of the ministry.[2].



The ministry consists of five deputies as[3]:

  • Deputy for Resarch & Human Resources
  • Deputy for Planning & Economic Affairs
  • Deputy for Electricity and Energy
  • Deputy for Water & Wastewater
  • Deputy for Support, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs

List of Ministers

List of Energy ministers of Iran, after the Iranian 1979 revolution[4]:

  • Abbas Taj
  • Hasan Abbaspur
  • Mahmoud Moghadam
  • Mansour Shahidi
  • Hasan Ghafurifard
  • MohammadTaghi Banki
  • Seyed Abolhasan Khamushi
  • Bijan Namdar Zangane
  • Habibollah Bitaraf
  • Parviz Fattah
  • Majid Namjoo

See also


  1. ^ Vision, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved on June 29, 2010.
  2. ^ History, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved on June 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Organization Chart, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved on June 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Energy Minister of Iran after revolution, Energy Ministry of Iran, Retrieved on June 29, 2010.

External links

Coordinates: 35°46′24.11″N 51°24′25.42″E / 35.7733639°N 51.4070611°E / 35.7733639; 51.4070611

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