|Staff of Hanoi Power Corporation check the operation of the power transmission grid in Hà Nội.—Photo evnhanoi.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) reported no incidents affecting the nation's power supply during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Data from the National Load Dispatch Centre shows that between January 20 and 26, the highest power consumption capacity of the whole national power system was about 24,300 MW daily. The average daily electricity consumption was about 440.6 million kWh.
The electricity consumption across the country during the Tết holidays decreased by 30.3 per cent compared to the week before Tết.
The average daily electricity consumption during this Tết was 9.2 per cent lower than the last Tết.
With low electricity consumption, many types of power sources are forced to deflate following load demand to ensure the safe operation of the national power system, the EVN said.
The National Load Dispatch Centre and regional Load Dispatch Centres have already separated some high voltage and super high voltage power lines from operation to meet the requirements of safe operation.
Thanks to proactive warnings on security and safety issues in the operation of the power system before and during the Tết holidays, as well as the coordination of the power operating units, the national power system was operated safely and effectively, the EVN said.
Investors in power generation sources, including rooftop solar power, obeyed dispatching orders to ensure the safe operation of the national power system without causing incidents and affecting the power supply, the EVN said.
The EVN also arranged for staff to be on duty to prevent problems from occurring during the Tết holidays.
During the Tết holidays, there were no electrical occupational accidents, electric fires, or explosions. — VNS