Staffs at EVN Cần Thơ check equipment. — Photo EVN
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will be checking electricity production and business costs of Việt Nam Electricity (EVN) from last year.
According to a decision of the deputy minister Hoàng Quốc Vượng, the inspection team from Electricity Regulatory Authority of Việt Nam (ERAV), representatives from ministries, the Government Office and Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) would conduct the check-up from September 3 to October 1.
The inspection team would clarify power production and business costs based on audited results of EVN.
They will also evaluate data provided by EVN including financial report and audited report on costs of electricity production and business as well as reality at National Load Dispatch Centre (EVN NLDC), National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT), power corporations and Hòa Bình Hydropower Plant.
The final report will be sent to the MoIT by the end of October and the results revealed by the end of this year.
This is an annual plan of the ministry for power tariff adjustment. By the end of November 2018, EVN’s electricity production and business costs was announced with total spending of more than VNĐ291.3 trillion (roughly US$12.6 billion). Accordingly, the cost was VNĐ1,667 per kWh, increasing 0.15 per cent from 2016. Power sale in 2017 was VNĐ289.9 trillion or VNĐ1,660 per kWh.
In 2017, the increase of some input factors such as the world’s coal and oil prices, taxes and foreign exchange rate had affected costs of electricity production and business.
With the costs, the average power tariff was increased by 8.36 per cent in March. — VNS