Tehran moving toward power efficiency

Financial Tribune – Wastage in Tehran’s power grid was reduced from 3.2% to 2% last February, managing director of Tehran Regional Electric Company said.

“With effective measures we have been able to spend peak summertime this year with the minimum blackout,” the Energy Ministry news portal Paven quoted Gholamreza Khoshkholq as saying.

Current wastage rate is near acceptable international levels and compatible with electric transmission network loss in developed countries, he said.

The long-awaited reduction is the result of technical and non-technical measures, namely fighting illegal electricity use, renovating the network and replacing aerial bundle cables with conventional bare conductors.