Ministry of Energy (Iran)
|Ministry of Energy|
|Formed||3 December 1936|
|Jurisdiction||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Minister responsible||Hamid Chitchian|
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Ministry of Energy of Iran (Persian: وزارت نیرو Vezârat-e Niru), 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.
Being originally founded on 17 October 1936, it was established under the title of "Ministry of water and electricity" in 1963. Later on 17 February 1975, after the parliamentary approval it became "Ministry of Energy". After the Iranian revolution in 1979 some parliamentary changes took place for the duties of the ministry.
The ministry consists of five deputies as:
- Deputy for Research & 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:
- Abbas Taj
- Hasan Abbaspur
- Mahmoud Moghadam
- Mansour Shahidi
- Hasan Ghafurifard
- MohammadTaghi Banki
- Seyed Abolhasan Khamushi
- Bijan Namdar Zangane
- Habibollah Bitaraf
- Parviz Fattah
- Majid Namjoo
- Hamid Chitchian
- Energy in Iran
- List of reservoirs and dams in Iran
- Water supply and sanitation in Iran
- List of power stations in Iran
- Vision, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved 29 June 2010.
- History, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved 29 June 2010.
- "Persons referred to at point (2) of Article 1". Official Journal of the EU. October 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- Organization Chart, Ministry of Energy, Retrieved on June 29, 2010.
- Energy Minister of Iran after revolution, Energy Ministry of Iran, Retrieved 29 June 2010.