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Yazd Industries Can Help Manage Power Consumption in Summer

Yazd Industries Can Help Manage Power Consumption in SummerYazd Industries Can Help Manage Power Consumption in Summer

Over half the electricity in central Yazd Province (53%) is consumed by the industrial sector, managing director of Yazd Electricity Distribution Company said.
Power consumption in the province early this month doubled compared to last month. “As we prepare for summer, a substantial part of the consumption can be managed in collaboration with industries,” the Energy Ministry news website Paven quoted Arash Nawab as saying.
Yazd is one of Iran's known centers for textiles and is famous also for factories making ceramics and construction material.
“By changing the working hours, industries can help control rising consumption in the hot season,” Navvab added.
Changing working hours in state organizations, companies and factories during peak electricity demand hours in summer helped reduce power consumption in the past.
Yazd has a hot desert climate. It is the driest major city in Iran, with a yearly precipitation amount of 49 millimeters and only 23 days of precipitation, which is also the hottest city north of the Persian Gulf coast, with summer temperatures very frequently above 40 °C (104 °F) in blazing sunshine with no humidity. 
Even at night the temperatures in summer are rather uncomfortable. In the winter, the days remain mild and sunny, but in the morning the thin air and low cloudiness cause cold temperatures that can sometimes fall well below 0 °C (32 °F).
Installed power capacity in Iran is 81,000 megawatts and 22 thermal power plants will come online by next March adding 4,000 MW to the national grid.

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