|EVN’s commercial electricity production increased 8.55 per cent year-on-year to 98.1 billion kWh, with domestic supply increasing by 8.84 per cent over last year. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s power output in the first seven months of the year reached 112.6 billion kWh, a 7.3 per cent year-on-year rise, said the Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN).
EVN on Friday released a report on its operations in the seven month period, saying that commercial electricity production increased 8.55 per cent year-on-year to 98.1 billion kWh, with domestic supply increasing by 8.84 per cent over last year.
In July alone, commercial electricity production hit 15.1 billion kWh.
The group last month ensured power supply for the country’s demand and also worked with the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in operating big reservoirs in the northern region and in flood discharge work at hydropower plants in Sơn La, Hòa Bình and Tuyên Quang provinces.
EVN has been active in tackling the aftermath of recent storms to provide power for affected localities including Nam Định, Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình and Quảng Trị.
Power transmission from the north to the south was estimated at 15kWh, while the EVN brought two turbines into operation and connected them to the national power grid in July with total capacity of 675MW including expanded Thác Mơ Hydropower (75MW) and Vĩnh Tân 4 Thermopower (600MW). The group has brought seven turbines into operation with total capacity of 1,235MW so far this year.
EVN forecast that power consumption this month could reach 573kWh a day.
The group plans to pilot turbine 1 of the Thái Bình Thermopower Plant and to bring Trung Sơn and Thác Mơ hydropower plants into operation this month.
Cồn Cỏ Island in the central province of Quảng Trị will become Việt Nam’s 11th island connected to the national power grid. An agreement to this effect was signed between the Quảng Trị province People’s Committee and the Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) in Đông Hà City on Thursday.
The EVN will supply power to 26 households, 11 agencies and sectors, along with other public facilities on the island, which currently use diesel-generated electricity. The two existing diesel-run generators on Cồn Cỏ provide electricity for the islanders for only 17-19 hours.
Founded in October 2014, Cồn Cỏ has built a number of facilities, including a water supply system, a health centre, schools and roads to serve travel demand of locals and tourists. — VNS