Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Management and Social Science Department, Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Project Manager, Department of electrical Engineering,METCO Company,Tehran,Iran


Climate change and drought have intensified in recent decades in the country. These changes have caused the expansion of dust centers in some parts of the country, including in Khuzestan province. One of the adverse effects of dust storms is affecting the power grid and even causing blackouts in some cases. A disaster that occurred in Februey 2017 in Khuzestan province and had numerous economic consequences. In this article, a model for estimating blackout costs is provided. In this regard, the proxy method used to calculate costs. These costs include lost production costs for different groups of industrial, agricultural and public customers, lost leisure in the household customers sector and lost income for electricity companies of Khuzestan province. The results indicate that the damages and costs caused by the disaster were very extensive. It is necessary to consider this result in planning the stability of the country's electricity network, especially in areas prone to micro dust phenomenon.