News ID: 281293
Published: 0410 GMT March 02, 2021

Energy minister inaugurates 20 water, electricity projects

Energy minister inaugurates 20 water, electricity projects

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian inaugurated 20 water and electricity projects, valued at about $138 million, in six provinces through a videoconference on Tuesday.

Six of the projects were put into operation in Kermanshah, four projects were inaugurated in Gilan, while six projects went operational in West Azarbaijan and Fars provinces, IRNA reported.

The projects include power supply projects, power line reconstruction projects, an 8.6-megawatt small-scale power plant, a wastewater treatment project, as well as several rural electricity supply projects.

On Sunday, Ardakanian also inaugurated several new systems for improving services in the water and electricity sectors.

The systems were put into operation in various areas including resource consumption improvement, asset utilization, human resources management, financial resources management, and reforming work processes in order to create transparency and to facilitate and accelerate affairs while eliminating possible bottlenecks.

A smart system for improving the Energy Ministry’s support and emergency centers, as well as a new customer services were also among the launched systems.

A mechanized network monitoring system was also put into operation; this system is aimed at monitoring the electricity networks of various provinces in order to reduce electricity losses and improve the efficiency of the country’s power network.

As reported, electricity losses in the country’s power network were reduced from 14.5 percent in the Iranian year ending in March 2014, to 9.5 percent in the current Iranian year (ending on March 20). As a result, the fuel consumption by the country’s power plants has decreased by 16 billion liters.

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