Speaking to Iranian state television, Abuzer Salihi, General Manager of the electricity distribution company Tevanir, said, “We have reduced electricity exports to zero so that there is no problem in electricity supply in the country, since electricity consumption in the country is more than the amount produced.” said.
Salihi announced that 70% of the electricity supply in Afghanistan’s Herat province was provided by Iran, but electricity supply to Herat was also completely stopped due to the need in the country.
Description of “interruptions required”
Tevanir announced that the daily electricity production across the country is 54 thousand megawatts, while the consumption has reached 65,000 megawatts due to the summer heat. In the statement, it was stated that cuts were necessary to close the gap between production and consumption.
It is stated that the increased production of crypto money due to discounted tariffs in Iran also causes problems in electricity energy. The government has therefore banned the production of cryptocurrencies until September, and has so far confiscated 196,233 unauthorized cryptocurrency generating devices.
People complain about power cuts
While the public in Iran, which exports electricity to neighboring countries, especially Iraq, asks the authorities to find solutions to power cuts, government officials are calling on the people to reduce consumption and avoid “waste”.
The interruptions caused by the problems in the electricity supply in the country were protested in some cities.