Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, spokesman for the electricity industry, referring to the recent power outages in Tehran and some other cities, said that the extraction of digital currencies is effective in these blackouts.
According to Arzdigital and quoted by Bazaar News, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, the spokesman of the country’s electricity industry, in a conversation with this media, about the cause of power outages in many areas of the capital, said:
The most important issue these days is the increase in gas consumption in the country, which has led to restrictions on the supply of gas required by power plants. Certainly, if people do not comply, unfortunately, we will have to limit the electricity in some areas.
Regarding the rumor of the effect of excessive consumption of Ramzarz extraction centers on the recent outage in Tehran, he announced:
One of the factors that has led to the increase in electricity consumption that has led to the outage is the unauthorized currency extraction centers. We identified about 1,600 unauthorized centers, from which mining devices were collected, electricity consumed, and reported to the judiciary.
Rajabi Mashhadi emphasized:
Certainly, these methods of identification are not our responsibility alone, and we seek to identify offenders from the new methods available to us, and they are confident that we will reach out to them soon.
He further added:
These centers must obtain the necessary permits from the Ministry of Silence and Energy and operate legally.
Rajabi Mashhadi clarified about the current amount of electricity consumption by miners in the country:
We’ve added about 310 megawatts of new branch for miners, and they’re consuming about the same amount. Of course, 1,600 centers are also operating illegally, which also consumes electricity.
The spokesman of the country’s electricity industry announced the cost of each kilowatt of electricity consumed by the miners as 465 Tomans and said:
Miners have their own tariff and during these months, they have to pay 50% of the free price.
He concluded by pointing out that those who operate illegally may operate under household, industrial or agricultural electricity tariffs.