HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed an order designed to encourage power savings and ensure national power security, environmental protection and sustainable development.
The circular emphasises the importance of power savings for the economy and provides recommendations for stakeholders, including governmental agencies and private firms. Among them is a recommendation for offices to issue a regulation on using electronic appliances.
Households are recommended to ensure their electrical appliances have high performance and energy seals.
In addition, the circular encourages people to practice energy savings by utilizing natural light and wind, using fans instead of air conditioners and turning off lights when not in use.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is campaigning through the media to promote power savings by citizens and initiate solutions to address energy shortages, especially in peak consumption hours.
The Prime Minister’s order also requires ministers, deputy ministers and other leaders to circulate regulations and documents on effective use of power and tightening the management of electrical usage.
A previous circular issued in January 2011 helped the country save 11,88 billion kWh and as much as VNĐ17,808 billion (US$780,000). — VNS