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Ageing Power Network Causing Outages: TPDC

Ageing Power Network Causing Outages: TPDC Ageing Power Network Causing Outages: TPDC

As the mercury rises and pushes up power consumption, the failure rate of equipment used in the distribution network grows causing blackouts, deputy of operations and dispatching at Tehran Power Distribution Company said.
“Equipment breakdown is inevitable. But with timely care and maintenance the failure rates can be reduced and TPDC carries out such programs every year,” Mehr News Agency quoted Hamidreza Mansouri as saying.
According to the official, 50% of Tehran’s electricity distribution network is over 30 years old. This is while useful life of power grids at the most is 20 years. Machinery and equipment must be replaced after two decades.

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