Capital’s Power Outages With Start of Summer
Capital’s power outages have started to bug the people. Certain reports say Tehran is facing a daily power outage that lasts for hours.
Families in Moniriyeh, central Tehran, to those close to the Railway have written that electricity gets cut off three to four hours a day. They say this is the case form most living in all areas of Tehran and that water stops pumping too.
Districts 2 and 3 in Tabriz have reported similar situations.
In Aligudarz County, Lorestan Province that stands southwest of Tehran power cuts have been causing local problems.
In Karaj, one family living in Shahriar tells us that they have a small child and the hot weather is unbearable for them without any electricity.
Hours of power cuts in Bijar County, Kurdistan Province is also raising concern.
While warnings are coming from energy minister, blackouts at certain hospitals are putting patients at unease over long hours.
The head of Tehran’s Power Distribution Company, Mohammad Hashemi, confirmed the power outages in an interview with Shargh and called for cooperation from the public to prevent repeated outages.
“Since the volume of water behind the dams is significantly lower than usual, if residents do not decrease electricity consumption, power cuts will be inevitable across the country,” Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced on April 8.