Rising Temperatures Push Electricity Demand to New Highs

The country’s power peak load stood at 54,502 MW on Saturday, showing a jump of 6,000 MW in consumption compared with that of the previous day
Rising Temperatures Push  Electricity Demand to New Highs Rising Temperatures Push  Electricity Demand to New Highs
Iran imports 700 MW of electricity in summer, but needs to increase its power purchase by 200 MW due to the unprecedented low precipitation in winter

Tehran Province’s power demand increases by about 150-200 megawatts with the rise of each degree Celsius in temperature, the managing director of Tehran Regional Electricity Company said on Sunday.
“When Iran’s average temperature goes up by 1 degree Celsius, power consumption witnesses a rise of about 1,500 MW,” Gholamreza Khoshkholq was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency. 
Stressing that the prudent use of electricity in certain hours is a major determinant of consumption rate, Khoshkholq added that the important point is to optimize consumption between 12 noon till 4 p.m. so that the network can meet subscribers’ demand in the summer. 
“As Iranian hydropower plants are not generating as much power as last year's corresponding period due to low precipitation, odds are that we will face problems in power supply in some regions,” he said.


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