|A recent heat wave caused electricity consumption in HCM City to continuously break records. Photo baochinhphu.vn|
HCM CITY — The People's Committee of HCM City requested organisations and locals to save electricity and directed its Power Corporation (EVNHCMC) to minimise the interruption or reduction of electricity supply at night and during the peak heat of the day, except for cases of force majeure.
According to EVNHCMC, to achieve the above-mentioned target, the corporation will deploy solutions such as mobilising resources to install and use rooftop solar power systems as well as solar-powered water heating systems to reduce electricity consumption.
It will issue rules on electricity use in offices, schools and hospitals and reduce outdoor decorative advertising lighting capacity by half at peak time.
The corporation will also accelerate the implementation of lighting automation based on the operational time frame and weather conditions of public lighting works, and build a database of electricity consumption of State agencies, units and key energy users, thereby making timely reports and recommendations to management agencies and customers.
Võ Quang Lâm, Deputy General Director of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), electricity demand tends to increase in the months of May, June and July. Recently, the maximum consumption capacity reached 43,300 MW, the highest since the beginning of this year and up 9.12 per cent over the same period in May 2022.
In the City, electricity consumption broke a record on May 6 with more than 94.8 million kWh. This is the fourth time that electricity consumption in the City has broken a record in less than a month. — VNS