Iran's minister talks sustainable water, electricity supply

Business Materials 3 January 2019 11:01 (UTC +04:00)
Iran's minister talks sustainable water, electricity supply

Tehran, Iran, Jan.3


Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian met with the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, to talk over a number of issues, including the construction of a power plant, and also water and electricity related issues.

"Our task is to provide both the government and the people with sustainable water and electricity," Ardakanian said. "We are currently putting in efforts to manage supply and demand. One of the main requirements here is governmental cooperation with subscribers," he said.

Ardakanian emphasized that the tariff reform for high-energy consumption is not a way of short-term income, but rather a long-term income.

"Tariff is a tool for managing consumption. With it, we can encourage high-consuming subscribers to join the appropriate consumption pattern," said the official.

"Naturally, in the long run, the allocation of resources on power plant construction will be reduced. In the short term, revenues may decrease, but in the future it will benefit the country's electricity industry," Ardakanian noted.