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Programme helps cut power use

Update: March, 01/2014 - 09:10
HCM CITY (VNS)— Nearly 696,000 households in HCM City cut power consumption by 476.87 million kWh in response to the city's Household Energy Savings Programme last year, according to the HCM City Power Corporation.

More than 389,500 households managed to reduce consumption by at least 10 per cent.

The city saved more than 519 million kWh last year, or nearly 3 per cent of consumption.

It saved VND893.5 billion (US$42.5 million) and reduced carbon dioxide emission by an estimated 324,500 tonnes.

The corporation plans to promote power saving by domestic and commercial users through various means, including free cleaning of air conditioners at government agencies, Earth Hour campaign, reality shows on power saving, and installing LED lamps. — VNS


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