Friday 24 September 2021

Our History

Following the restructuring of Iran's Electricity Industry and in compliance with Note 12 of Article (G) of the Budget Law of 2004, Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC) was established and became active in the second half of 2005.

Article (G), note 12:

"In 2004, Iran Power Transmission, Generation and Distribution Company (TAVANIR) is authorized to purchase all shares of one of its subsidiaries through its own financial resources, and transfer the entire tasks of national grid management, electricity transactions & transit, and establishing the electricity market to this company."

The company's statute, proposed by the Ministry of Energy, confirmed by the state Management and Planning Organization (MPO), approved by the Council of Ministers, and reconfirmed by the Guardian Council, eventually was served to the Ministry of Energy by the Cabinet.

National Grid Dispatching Deputy

National Grid Dispatching (NGD) deputy is responsible for preserving the stability and security of Iran’s national grid, ensuring the continued supply of the required electricity for consumers and optimal operation of Iran’s power system based on electricity market regulations through planning, monitoring and managing the generation and transmission network.

The mission objectives and expectations on reliability level and performance quality of operational planning and control of the bulk power system, implies a multi discipline organization and with very diversified skills and expertise. The complex nature of tasks and high level of expectations on safety, security and reliability as well as economy of operations requires that the following domains to be covered by operational planning and control procedures and process:

Planning & Supervising Grid Security Deputy

In line with the main objectives of IGMC, the main processes of this deputy are as follows:

  • Developing the strategies and strategic planning of Iran Grid Management Company with regard to grid security
  • Preparing and developing the road map of electric power Industry generation and transmission network protection systems
  • Expanding and upgrading the smart systems of transmission network with the aid of phasor systems
  • Supervision on preparing and developing different required statistics of the electric power industry for various segments

Electricity Market Deputy

Electricity market is an evolving process. Power system requirements, preserving the competitiveness of the electricity trades, and energy policies cause to have a long term scope in the design of the market mechanisms. In IEM the main future steps are as follows:

  • Inclusion of the real time market to the IEM
  • Establishment of the Regional electricity market under the supervisory of (Economic Cooperation Organization) ECO
  • Opening of the ancillary services competitive market

Communication and Technical Support Deputy

Communication and Technical Support as an infrastructural deputy holds two main responsibilities:

  • Providing secure and robust communication services between various network components in the power industry
  • Providing energy information services of Iran national grid This deputy works with the assistance of experts in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and electrical energy metering based on the above mentioned missions as follows:

Cross - border Electricity Exchange

In line with the policies adopted by Ministry of Energy of I.R.Iran to exchange Electric energy with neighboring countries, Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC) has established Crossborder Electricity Exchange Office aiming at implementing the Sale/Purchase Contracts, supervising the operation of interconnection lines, monitoring the electricity transactions, and studying their technical and economic aspects.

Significant Objectives and Duties:

  • Supervising the operation of interconnection lines and electricity transactions constantly