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Water Crisis to Impair Power Generation in Summer

Water Crisis to Impair Power Generation in SummerWater Crisis to Impair Power Generation in Summer

Iran’s Energy Ministry predicts a 4,000-megawatt reduction in power generation during the approaching summer peak consumption hours compared to that of last summer, as chronic water crisis will affect power production, especially in hydropower plants.
According to ISNA, projections show that hydropower plants’ electricity output will not go higher than 6,000 MW this summer while the figure stood at 9,300 MW during the last summer.
The power generation reduction, coupled with the normal rise in consumption, will result in about 4,000 MW of electricity shortage during the current year’s peak consumption hours.
The country is experiencing the worst water year (started Sept. 23, 2017) in terms of precipitation in the past 50 years.

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