Tehran Power Grid Sustainability at Risk

Tehran Power Grid Sustainability at RiskTehran Power Grid Sustainability at Risk

Half of electricity network installations in Tehran, Alborz and Qom provinces are over 20 years old, raising the vulnerability of the grid, the head of Tehran Regional Electricity Company said.
“About 20% of the national power grid’s generation and transmission facilities and 25% of the country’s subscribers, numbering about 18 million people residing in the three provinces, are covered by Tehran Regional Electricity Company,” Gholamreza Khoshkholq was also quoted as saying by IRNA on the sidelines of a news briefing on Monday.
Khoshkholq added that the aging facilities put the grid’s sustainability at risk, which is planned to be tackled by implementing an optimization plan.  According to the official, the company’s power consumption peaked on July 22, reaching 10,182 megawatts that was 0.9% higher than the last fiscal’s peak consumption.


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