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Universal Electrification in Rural Areas

Universal Electrification in Rural Areas Universal Electrification in Rural Areas

While rural electrification rate in the world is 76% (based on United Nations data), the figure is almost 100% in Iran, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said. 
"An estimated 21 million people in rural areas, or nearly 26% of the total population, are now connected to the national grid," the minister was quoted as saying by ISNA.
Close to 57,000 rural districts are connected to the national grid.
The minister is of the opinion that power projects could have gained further momentum if consumers paid real prices for the electricity they use. Power generation cost, including production and transmission, is two cents per kilowatt-hour, but consumers are charged 0.7 cents per kWh.

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