Iran's electricity consumption surges amid rising temperatures

(MENAFN) Data released by the Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC) reveals a significant spike in daily electricity consumption in Iran, reaching 67,387 megawatts (MW) on Saturday, June 9. This figure marks a substantial increase of 14,000 MW compared to the same date last year, underscoring the escalating demand for electricity amid soaring temperatures. According to reports from an Iranian news agency, the surge in electricity usage can be attributed to the widespread utilization of air conditioning appliances as temperatures continue to rise across the country.

Last year, on the corresponding date, Iran's electricity consumption stood at 53,480 MW, indicating a notable surge in demand over the past year. In response to the escalating electricity consumption during peak summer periods, the Iranian Energy Ministry has outlined several initiatives, with a focus on ramping up electricity production and implementing consumption management strategies.

To address the growing demand for electricity, particularly during peak consumption periods, the ministry has devised a comprehensive program. This initiative includes incentivizing low-consuming households while imposing penalties on subscribers whose electricity usage surpasses normal levels. Such measures aim to effectively manage electricity consumption and ensure the stability of the national power grid.

The challenges posed by rising temperatures and declining rainfall patterns in Iran have underscored the importance of effective energy management strategies. The Power Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Company of Iran (Tavanir) has been actively implementing various programs to mitigate the risk of blackouts and maintain a reliable supply of electricity throughout the country.

Furthermore, efforts to diversify Iran's energy portfolio are underway, with a focus on renewable energy sources. Officials have highlighted the development of renewable power plants across the country, including a 780-megawatt facility under construction in the southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan province. Alireza Parandeh Motlaq, Deputy Head of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran (SATBA), emphasized the province's significant potential in renewable energy, particularly in sectors such as wind and geothermal energy. With ongoing investments in renewable energy infrastructure, Iran aims to enhance energy security, reduce reliance on traditional energy sources, and promote sustainable development across the nation.



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