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EVN launches programme to save energy

Update: June, 05/2015 - 18:26
EVN launches a promotion to conserve electrical energy in the hot days of summer. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Department of Industry and Trade, working with Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN), yesterday launched a promotion to conserve electrical energy on hot days this summer.

EVN hopes to encourage at least 60,000 households to take part in the programme to use energy more efficiently and reduce their overall energy consumption.

The programme also aims to raise awareness of energy-saving solutions and maintain and improve residents' habits of conserving energy.

Dao Hong Thai, director of Ha Noi energy-saving centre, said energy consumption last year accounted for 53 per cent of the total energy capacity of the whole city.

Conservation efforts by individuals and families would help reduce power consumption, Thai stated.

EVN's statistics show that the whole country would save 241,000kWh of electricity for every hour that the power stays off.

Last year, the city saved 32kWh of electricity, worth some VND50 billion (US$2,3 million), an EVN official said.

With a combination of similar programmes, the city expects to save 35 million kWh of power this year.

Over the past few days, daily power consumption has increased sharply due to the hot weather, placing pressure on the availability of power in the near future if energy-saving solutions are not adopted. — VNS

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