Household sector accounts for 33% of Iran’s electricity consumption
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian households account for 33.3 percent of total electricity consumption in the country.
The household sector's electricity consumption since the beginning of the current year (March 21, 2014) till January 16, 2015, was 1.6 percent more than the corresponding figure for the same period last year, Iran's Shana news agency reported on Jan. 25.
This is while electricity consumption by the industrial sector decreased by 2.7 percent over the same period.
The industrial and the agricultural sector accounted for 32.1 percent and 17.1 percent of the country's total electricity consumption, the report added.
Houshang Falahatian, the Iranian deputy energy minister, said on Jan. 21 that the country will face 2,000 megawatts of electricity deficit in summer.
The country's electricity generation capacity will be increased by 1500MW before summer. However, 2000MW of electricity deficit should be dealt with through encouraging people to save energy during peak hours, he said.
Iranian energy Minister Hamid Chitchian has said that due to a lack of finance and some problems in establishing power plants the country will face electricity deficit.
Iran's total electricity generation currently stands at 70,000 megawatts.