Tehran accounts for 8.5 per cent of Iran’s total electricity consumption
Azerbaijan, Baku, July.3/ Trend R.Zamanov
Tehran accounted for 8.5 per cent of Iran's total electricity consumption in the past calendar year ended March 20, the managing director of Great Tehran Electrical Distribution Company, Seyyed Mohammad Hashemi, said on Wednesday.
Last year some 17,000 gig watt hours of electricity was consumed in Tehran, the IRIB News Agency quoted Hashemi as saying.
According to Hashemi, some 13.1 per cent of the country's total users reside in Tehran.
"In most modern countries, the industry sector accounts for the largest share of electricity consumption, while in our country the largest share goes to households and the public sector," he explained.
Hashemi said on June 9 that there will be no planned power outage in Tehran during the summer.
Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad also said on June 8 that Iran has stored some 4000 megawatt hours of electricity to compensate for the consumption peak in summer.
Iran's peak consumption in summer is around 46,200 megawatt hours, he explained.
By using energy-efficient lamps, Iran has managed to save 400 megawatt hours of electricity each day, he added.
Behzad said last month that Iran has constructed twice as many power plants as the average number constructed in the world during the past decade.
The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by seven per cent annually during the past 10 years he said, adding that the figure has averaged 3.5 per cent in the world.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.