Tehran Blackouts  Decline
Tehran Blackouts  Decline
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tehran Blackouts Decline

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tehran Blackouts Decline

The number of minutes during which each electricity subscriber experiences blackout in Tehran Province dropped to 160 in the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2018) from 250 minutes in the previous year, the chief executive officer of Tehran Province Electricity Distribution Company said.
“The state-owned company plans to drag down the number of minutes to 130 by March 2019,” Hossein Sabouri was also quoted as saying by IRNA on Sunday.
Sabouri stressed that there is a maximum of 300 hours of peak electricity demand annually, which happen during summer between 7 p.m. and midnight as well as between midday and 4 p.m. 
“If subscribers reduce their power consumption by 10% in the peak demand hours by using energy-intensive gadgets during hours with lower power load, we will have no blackouts in the coming summer,” he added. 
Noting that the highest consumption in the last fiscal year was about 4,700 megawatts in Tehran, Sabouri said that due to an increase of 120,000 electricity subscribers in Tehran, the peak power load is predicted to reach 5,000 MW this year.
National electricity demand is forecast to exceed 57,000 MW next summer, as people turn on air-conditioners to alleviate simmering temperatures.


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