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Iran Power Consumption Patterns Indefensible

Iran Power Consumption Patterns Indefensible Iran Power Consumption Patterns Indefensible

Power consumption in Iran has risen by an average 5.5% per annum in the past 40 years – an increase over and above the population growth rate. The growing consumption has become a cause for concern because infrastructure expansion has not kept pace with the systemic rise in summer demand.
The outcome is that the government faces difficulty supplying some regions with a stable source of electricity, especially during the hot summers, and power outages become inevitable.
“Energy Ministry data show peak electricity use was 3,600 megawatts in 1979. Consumption surpassed 57,000 MW this summer – up 16 times,” managing director of Power Management and Surveillance Affairs at the ministry said.

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