Obligation to Cut Wastage of Electricity in Iran

Obligation to Cut Wastage of Electricity Obligation to Cut Wastage of Electricity

Wastage of power in the national grid dropped from 15.2% to 11.1% between 2013 and 2018 and by extension cut natural gas consumption in power plants.
If the wastage was not cut (by 4.1%), the government would have been forced to construct new power stations to generate 2,500 megawatts, costing $5.7 billion. Producing this volume of electricity would demand 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas (as feedstock) for running the new the power plants, IRNA reported.
Discarding old and defective equipment, lines, utility posts, cables and electric meters as well as effectively fighting illegal use (theft) of electricity are among measures taken by utilities to reduce electricity loss.


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