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Iran Energy Ministry Struggling to Save Electricity as Temperatures Soar

On June 10 the weatherman reported 50 degrees Centigrade in the southern city of Abadan near the Iraqi border and the government said schools and offices in southern Khuzestan Province will be closed on June 12 when the mercury is forecast to rise further
Iran Energy Ministry Struggling to Save Electricity as Temperatures Soar Iran Energy Ministry Struggling to Save Electricity as Temperatures Soar

The Energy Ministry has announced plans to reduce power consumption in the summer season when demand outstrips supply and phased blackouts become inevitable, Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri said Sunday.
Plans target four sectors, namely state/government organizations, industries, households and agriculture, the Persian-language economic newspaper Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.
High precipitation in spring was good news for hydroelectric power plants, but power cuts are likely in summer unless consumption declines, especially in the peak hours from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Rising temperatures are a permanent feature of large parts in Iran for almost half a year, especially in the southern and central desert areas where the mercury has shot up to 50 degrees Centigrade in recent years.

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