Electricity demand surges 25% amid heatwave

amman electricity  downtown
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AMMAN — On Sunday, the spokesperson for the Jordan Electricity Company, Mohammed Al Maharmeh, reported that electricity demand in the Kingdom surged by 25 percent compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, he highlighted that electricity consumption rose by 17 percent on Sunday compared to Saturday.اضافة اعلان

According to Al Maharmeh, the increase can be attributed to the spike in temperatures and the country's exposure to a heatwave. He further clarified that the current power grid is fully equipped to handle these heightened situations and reported that there have not been any widespread or prolonged power outages in Amman, Addustour reported.

He pointed out that the reported cases to emergency response centers have mostly been individual and fall within the normal range of occurrence. Additionally, he noted the existence of operational control rooms both at medium-pressure and low-pressure levels. Moreover, there are approximately 20 subsidiary operational rooms dedicated to addressing faults across the four central provinces.

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