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Utilities Face Challenges of Maintaining Transformers

Utilities Face Challenges of Maintaining Transformers  Utilities Face Challenges of Maintaining Transformers

There are 2,300 transformers with total 130,000 megavolt ampere capacity in the power distribution network that need to be replaced, a member of the Iran Electricity Industry Syndicate said.
“As prices of transformers have shot up 3.5 times compared to last year, replacing the old and aging devices will cost at least $900 million,” ILNA reported Arash Aqaeifar as saying.
The IEIS member noted that the Energy Ministry cannot afford the new transformers as it already owes $2.5 billion to private power producers and other contractors.
According to Aqaeifar, buying new transformers is not a priority, so instead of replacing the old gadgets, provincial electricity distribution companies should come up with effective options such as modern maintenance procedures, status monitoring and timely repairs. 

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