We Cannot Afford High Power Consumption

Higher tariffs are imposed to discourage heavy consumers and compel them to change their bad habits
We Cannot Afford High Power ConsumptionWe Cannot Afford High Power Consumption

Iran’s actual power generation is 59,000 megawatts and network load is projected to surpass 61 GW in summer. The 2,000 MW deficit will have to be compensated by load shedding and outages that will affect industries and households unless consumption declines in the hot season.
To meet rising power demand during peak hours in summer, Iran should add 2,200 MW to its annual output, ILNA reported.
However, this is not economically viable because construction of power plants to produce the additional 2,200 MW would cost $2.3 billion and most will anyway be shut down in the cold season when power consumption decreases by almost 50% soon after summer, the Energy Ministry spokesman for the power department said.


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