Iran's Energy Minister: No plans for power rationing

Business Materials 28 May 2011 13:59 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 28 /Trend/

Iran will have no problem of power shortage in this summer and the Energy Ministry will not ration power, Mehr News Agency reported quoting Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou as saying.

"There is no plan for cutting power in big cities specially in Tehran. The blackout in some regions of Tehran is local problem and has no connection with blackout time line," he said.

Iran increased power capacities last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2010) adding 5,000 megawatt to thermal plants.

The Iranian official expressed hope that cutting subsidies will decrease energy consumptions to 12 percent in domestic and industrial sectors.

Iran was expected to face power cut and electricity shortage this summer. Major power blackout in 2010 causes chaos in towns and cities across Iran, including the capital Tehran.