Following the widespread power outage since the beginning of this summer, there have always been speculations about the role of cryptocurrencies in the crisis, some of which have been confirmed by some officials. In this regard, the Deputy Coordinator of Tavanir Company stated in a comment that the Ramzars consume half of the electricity in Greater Tehran.
According to digital currency and to Quoted From the hardware city, however, some digital currency activists believe that miners’ consumption is not high enough to cause frequent power outages, and that the main reason for frequent power outages is the lack of adequate fuel for power plants. They also cite last year’s winter blackouts in Tehran as proof of their claim.
Rakhshani Mehr, Tavanir Distribution Coordinating Deputy, has a different belief; In an interview with Khabar Network yesterday, he blamed Ramzarz for the blackout and said that Ramzarz’s producers consume as much electricity as half of Greater Tehran. He added that more than 3,000 miners were collected last week to prevent this waste of energy.
He continued his speech by saying that the lack of rainfall has reduced the production capacity of hydropower plants and while emphasizing the need to transfer consumption from peak consumption to other hours, he said:
We have two parts of production; One part is heat generation, which has a maximum heat production capacity of about 50,000 MW, and the second part is related to hydroelectric power plants, which had limited rainfall and low rainfall, and only a percentage of them are available to us; Therefore, in terms of power, it can not produce more than 6 to 7 thousand megawatts. In total, we have a production capacity of about 56 to 57 thousand megawatts.
Rakhshani Mehr then announced that the country is at a peak consumption of about 450 hours per year and to avoid problems during these hours, there should be 7 to 8 thousand megawatts of power plant capacity to produce 450 megawatts per year.
He then added:
The investment required to launch this power plant capacity is 5 billion euros. For this reason, all over the world, it is done in such a way that the load is shifted to another clock; In this way, we have both capital productivity and asset management, and the need for huge investments in power plants and electricity distribution is eliminated.
He then called the reduction of rainfall a major problem for the country’s electricity supply chain and said that due to a 50 percent reduction in water storage behind dams compared to last year, we have practically lost 4,000 megawatts of hydropower generation capacity during peak hours. .
He then pointed to several ways to compensate for this shortcoming:
This must be offset by ways in which we can work during peak hours, which is more the case for home subscriptions and the business sector because many of their costs may not be operational; Like streetlights or, for example, we turn on the lights in the house, but we draw the curtains.
He considered the transfer of consumption of large industrial and agricultural subscribers to hours when there are not many power plants as another method of saving in this sensitive period and said that high-consumption household activities such as ironing, vacuuming or using a washing machine should be done in the early hours. Transfer in the morning or after 9 p.m.
He then considered the use of solar energy as one of the main needs of the country in the coming years and while pointing out that loans have been provided for those interested in working in this field, he said:
This year and last year, since the launch of the electricity and hope project, the Ministry of Energy announced its readiness to all esteemed subscribers to invest at least 300 to 400 watts in this field, and the Ministry of Energy will pay the interest on the facilities. Now, if any of the subscribers receives facilities in this field, the Ministry of Energy will pay the benefits of the facilities.