Khuzestan Power Infrastructure Failing

Khuzestan Power Infrastructure Failing  Khuzestan Power Infrastructure Failing

The stifling hot summer and recurring power outages in southern Khuzestan Province are creating discontent among residents forced to make do with 51 degrees Celsius, a lawmaker from the oil province said.
“Blackouts have nothing to do with electricity exports to Iraq, but the dilapidated infrastructure is a major cause for concern,” Qasem Saedi was quoted as saying by ICANA, the parliament's news service.
Echoing the views of most economists and social scientists, he said it does not make sense that the oil region which accounts for the lion’s share of power export to Iraq should suffer from chronic outages due to the ageing grid that is in dire need of renovation.
“People are frustrated,” he said, adding that developing, reinforcing and upgrading power transmission lines should top Khuzestan Regional Electricity Company’s agenda. Failing to do so means more complaints against the (state-run) company.


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