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Da Nang warned of power cuts

Update: August, 07/2014 - 08:46
Central Da Nang City will face periodic power cuts in some areas for five days from today.— Photo bizlive

DA NANG (VNS) — Central Da Nang City will face periodic power cuts in some areas for five days from today.

This is to enable the replacement of a 110kV busbar system, an ideal and cost-effective electro-technical enhancement of modern distribution boards, at the city's 500kV transformer station.

Representatives of the Central Power Corporation (CPC) said the power cuts would improve power supply to Da Nang City and neighbouring areas.

The Da Nang Power Company gave notice of the power cuts a week ago to allow residents and businesses to prepare.

However, the cuts are still likely to affect residents' daily lives and the operation of enterprises whose production activities heavily rely on electricity, said Nguyen Dinh Phuc, deputy director of the city's Department of Industry and Trade.

CPC representatives said power priority would be given to Governmental offices, hospitals, water factories and for use during important political and social events.

To maintain operations during blackouts, most businesses will use generators, but these can only generate enough power for lighting. As a result, production at some enterprises will come to a standstill.

Huynh Van Chinh, chairman of a textile company, said production would be cut by about 40 per cent because its generator could only meet 60 per cent of needs.

He said the company's employees would be asked to work overtime before and after the planned power cuts to make up for production losses. — VNS

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