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EVN vows to ensure stable power supply

Update: January, 16/2016 - 08:40

Viet Nam's power supply will meet the anticipated surge in demand during the dry season this year, said the Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation (EVN). — Photo ndh.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's power supply will meet the anticipated surge in demand during the dry season this year, said the Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation (EVN).

The corporation affirmed that the country's electricity network would meet demand around the year despite the El Nino phenomenon causing water shortages in hydropower and irrigation reservoirs.

EVN say they are prepared to tackle the falling output at hydropower plants due to the prolonged drought in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) and southern region.

To ensure a year-round electricity supply and especially in the dry season which lasts from October to March, EVN has focused on maintenance work on generators at hydro- and thermal-power plants as well as water storage at hydro-power reservoirs, especially in power plants in the central and southern region.

The corporation has also asked electricity companies to put more generators into thermal-power plants in the south.

The National Power Transmission Corporation was requested to speed up the progress of major projects including a 500kV transmission station in Tay Nguyen's Pleiku City and a 220kv power line in the central region. — VNS

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