Consumers in Iran using less electricity

Financial Tribune – This summer in cooperation with household, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors, consumption increased barely by 1% during peak hours compared to a year ago

The number of electricity subscribers who adhere to the consumption patterns outlined by the government has increased by 10% compared to last year, managing director of Iran’s Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said at the weekend.

“Close to 85% of consumers in the household sector is within the average 300-kilowatt hour per month bracket, which is set as a basic consumption model. Around 15% of the subscribers are considered heavy consumers,” the Energy Ministry news service Paven quoted Mohammad Hassan Motevalizadeh as saying.

Of the total 30 million subscribers in the household sector, 25 million have shown to be judicious consumers, he noted.

Power consumption in Iran is among the highest in the world, but the momentum of growth has slowed down in the past two years.