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Substandard ACs Taking Toll on Power Grid

Substandard ACs Taking Toll on Power GridSubstandard ACs Taking Toll on Power Grid, Substandard ACs Taking Toll on Power Grid

Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says smuggled air conditioners put an extra and unwanted burden on the electricity grid.
"Close to one million air conditioners are imported [illegally] every year of which 70% are substandard," Ardakanian said quoting a report by the Majlis Research Center. 
Because of the low-quality cooling devices, as much as 3,000 megawatts of extra cooling load is added to the grid annually, Paven, the Energy Ministry news portal, reported.
Cooling load is the amount of heat energy that would need to be removed from a space to maintain the temperature in an acceptable range.

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