Iran discloses electricity consumption volume
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
After the revolution in Iran, the average annual electricity consumption increased by more than 5.5 percent, Mohammad Ali Farahnakian, director general of the department of the Iranian Energy Ministry, said.
While comparing population growth and electricity consumption growth, electricity consumption was eight times more than the population growth, Trend reports citing ILNA.
He said that energy consumption has been rising in the country during 30-40 years.
After the revolution, Iran's peak electricity consumption was about 3,600 megawatts, Farahnakian said.
However, this figure exceeds 57,000 megawatts this Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018), he added.
If the population growth was 2.5 times after the revolution, electricity consumption has increased by seven times, Farahnakian said.
Moreover, electricity generation per capita has also increased, he said.