Iranians will face hours of daily power cuts during the summer due to a drought that is hitting hydro-powered electricity generation in the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, Iranian media said on Saturday. State power company Tavanir has announced that due to a drop in Iran’s ability to produce hydro power and increased consumption the imposition of outages is inevitable, daily Hamshahri said. In Tehran, there will be two two-hour outages every 24 hours, it said. Temperatures can soar to 40 Degrees Celsius in the capital during the summer months, prompting many households to turn on air conditioners. There will also be power cuts in other parts of the country starting this Saturday, June 21, the media reported. “The outages will be reduced by 10 percent in each province if consumers demonstrate commitment to economise power,” the newspaper quoted the announcement as saying.