Tehran, Iran, May 29
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranians in the domestic, agricultural, and industrial sectors need to save on 3,000 megawatts of power to prevent outage this summer, said Arash Kordi, CEO of TAVANIR distribution company.
This year average consumption has hiked by five percent, but last week it rose by 12-13 percent in certain places around the country, he noted, SHANA news agency reported May 29.
Last year, the domestic, agricultural, and industrial units had to save on 2,200 megawatts during the summer to prevent shortage of power.
In the recent years, the day consumption peak has found precedence over the night peak, Kordi said.
The day peak time in Iran stretches from 12:00 to 14:00, while the night peak from sunset for four hours.
The official predicted that this summer peak consumption will hit 52,500 to 53,000 megawatts.
The number had been 50,200 megawatts last summer.