Iran’s electricity consumption rises by 3,500
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 29
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's electricity consumption reached its peak at 39,792 megawatt hours on May 28.
The electricity peak on the mentioned day was 3,500 megawatt hours more than the same day the previous year, Iran's IRIB News Agency reported on May 29.
The stored electricity of Iran's power plants also hit 1,260 megawatt hours on May 28. The country's industries consumed some 3,387 megawatt hours of electricity on the mentioned day.
Managing Director of West Region Power Company Abdolaziz Karimi said on Jan. 25 that Iran's electricity consumption will reach 51,000 megawatt hours in the current Iranian fiscal year (which started on March 21).
"The figure is expected to reach 54,500 megawatt hours by March, 2016," he added.
The head of Iran Energy Efficiency Organization Hossein Sajjadi said on May 21 that the country's annual energy consumption is about 1,600 million barrels of oil equivalent.
The country's power generation capacity is currently over 70 gigawatts.