According to a report in the Tehran Times, the government made the decision to ensure that citizens have enough electricity.
He reported that during the peak period last week, the country’s consumption reached a new high of 62,500 megawatts (MW). By next week, that figure is likely to grow to 63,000 MW.
Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, a spokesman for the Iranian Energy Ministry, indicated that the Asian country expects a greater rate of energy use starting next week.
This has forced the government into action to avoid a blackout.
Apart from licensed operators, the country also has numerous unauthorized crypto miners who are placing more pressure on the national grid. The government has tried to crack down on these players at different times without much success.
Per Tehran Times, since Iran approved crypto mining as an industrial activity, the government has issued over 1,000 crypto mining licenses to several companies.
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