Water, Electricity and Economic Development of Iran

Water, Electricity and Economic Development of IranWater, Electricity and Economic Development of Iran

Over 57,000 villages across Iran, comprising the total rural population, are connected to the national power grid.
According to the Energy Ministry news portal Paven, while rural electrification rate in the world is 76% (based on United Nations data), the figure is 100% in Iran. 
An estimated 21 million rural folks, or nearly 26%, of the total population, are now connected to the national grid.
Length of the national power distribution network stretches over 800,000 kilometers, of which 250,000 km supplies electricity to underdeveloped rural communities. This is while 100% of the urban population is linked to the grid that has been in expansion phase for nearly three decades.
According to the International Energy Agency, lack of access to energy, and more precisely to electricity, is one of the major impediments to economic development.


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