|The Electricity of Việt Nam generated an estimated 14.6 billion kWh electricity in January. — Photo danviet.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) said it had generated an estimated 14.6 billion kWh electricity in January, a year-on-year increase of 12.06 per cent.
The produced and imported electricity last month reached 17.1 billion kWh. Transmission on the North-Central and Central-South 500kV lines was 1,900MW and 3,500MW, respectively, bringing some 50.5 million kWh to the South every day, meeting 19.3 per cent of the demand in the region.
EVN co-ordinated with the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to discharge water through generation of electricity from Hòa Bình, Thác Bà and Tuyên Quang hydropower plants to serve agriculture production of the winter-spring crop 2017-18 in the northern midland and delta areas.
The group said the average power consumption in February was estimated at 477 million kWh a day, and the maximum load capacity would be close to 28,110MW.
EVN plans to run hydropower and thermal power plants to their full capacity to ensure water supply for agricultural production of the winter-spring crop 2017-18 in the North. It will work to ensure safe operation of the transmission system, especially the North-South 500kV transmission line. — VNS