Iran registers surge in electricity demand as temperature rises

In Iran, daily electricity consumption reached a stunning 67,387 megawatts (MW) on Saturday (June 9), marking a significant increase of 14,000 MW compared to the same date last year, as reported by Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC).
The scorching heat has led to a surge in the use of air conditioning units, resulting in a corresponding increase in electricity consumption, according to IRNA. Last year, on the same day, the country’s electricity consumption stood at 53,480 MW.
To address the growing demand for electricity during the peak summer period, the Iranian Energy Ministry has devised several strategies with a focus on increasing electricity production and managing consumption effectively.
In response to the current challenges faced by Iran due to rising temperatures and decreased rainfall, the Power Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Company (Tavanir) has been working diligently to prevent energy shortages and blackouts.
Renewable energy is also playing a crucial role in Iran’s energy sector, with the construction of various renewable power plants across the country. In particular, Sistan and Balouchestan Province in southeastern Iran has been identified as a key area for renewable energy projects. Currently, there are plans to build a 780-megawatt plant in the region, alongside existing wind and geothermal energy projects.
Alireza Parandeh Motlaq, deputy head of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran (SATBA), highlighted the significant advantages of wind energy generation in Sistan and Balouchestan. With a 50-megawatt wind power plant already installed in the region, there is potential to not only meet the local electricity demands but also to export excess energy to neighboring countries like Pakistan.
Overall, as Iran grapples with increasing electricity consumption during the summer months, efforts to manage electricity usage effectively are crucial for ensuring a stable and reliable power supply for the country’s growing needs.
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