Iran’s electricity consumption surpasses 51,000 MWh

Business Materials 3 July 2016 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 3

By Khalid kazimov - Trend:

Iran's electricity consumption reached its peak at 51,025 megawatt hours (MWh) on July 2, its highest level over the past 100 years.

This is while the electricity peak last summer was 50,177 megawatt hours, Mehr news agency reported.

The stored electricity of Iran's power plants also reached about 1,000 megawatt hours.

The country's industries consumed some 3,528 megawatt hours of electricity on the mentioned day.

During 21 days of last Iranian month (May 22 to June 11), the country delivered more than 213 million cubic meters of gas per day (mcm/d) to power plants, while the figure for the first two months of current fiscal year (March 21 to May 21) was about 80 mcm/d, the latest weekly statistics of Iran's Energy Ministry, published June 16 indicates.

Iran has planned to increase gas deliveries to power plants by 7 billion cubic meter (bcm) to 65 bcm in the current fiscal year.