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Electrification of Agro Wells Is Best Way Forward

Electrification of Agro Wells Is Best Way Forward  Electrification of Agro Wells Is Best Way Forward

Electrification of agriculture wells will help save 750 million liters of diesel per year, and the saved fuel can be exported via the Iran Energy Exchange.
As per an agreement concluded between the government-affiliated Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) and Iran Fuel Conservation Company, at least 12,000 diesel-powered farming wells will be electrified by Tavanir every year.
There are 75,000 agro wells which run on this fuel and Tavanir started to link them to the national grid in late 2019. The electrification project will be undertaken in six years at an estimated cost of $1.2 billion.
“When the wells are electrified, they will also be equipped with smart electricity meters to help the Energy Ministry efficiently monitor water use” Hossein Mahmoudi, director of the plan was quoted by IRNA as saying.

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