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Power Demand Growing Faster Than Investment

The national electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure is expanding together with growing output and demand that have reached 60 gigawatts and 57 GW respectively
Power Demand Growing Faster Than InvestmentPower Demand Growing Faster Than Investment

The number of electricity meters nationwide in household, agro and industrial sectors has grown 12 times in four decades, the Energy Ministry spokesman for the power department said.
“There were three million electricity consumers in 1980. Now the number is 37 million, up 1000%,” Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi was quoted as saying by IRNA.
The national electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure is expanding together with growing output and demand that have reached 60 gigawatts and 57 GW respectively.
Referring to data from the state-affiliated Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company's (Tavanir), he said transmission lines that supply from the main power stations to substations in and around cities now stretch over 815,000 kilometers, of which 15,000 km were laid last year. The length was 68,000 km in 1980.

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