Power Outages Begin in Tehran

Power Outages Begin in Tehran
Power Outages Begin in Tehran

With the onset of summer and rising power consumption rise in the capital, sporadic power cuts have started in Tehran, Alborz and Qom provinces, the spokesman for the Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said, expressing concern over possible blackouts.
"Electricity consumption nationwide jumped to 52,000 MW on Tuesday at 2 pm, up 8,000 MW compared to the same day and time in 2020," Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi was quoted as saying by ISNA.
Of the total consumption on Tuesday, 17 MW was consumed in Tehran, Alborz and Qom. Tehran Regional Electricity Company is responsible for supplying power to the three provinces.
Peak consumption declined 1 GW in 2018 when maximum power load was 56,000 MW, but a year later peak demand rose by 1.5 GW and network load hit a new high of 57,500 MW. Last year’s peak demand was logged at 58 GW.


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