Workers man electrical facilities (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai cut a ribbon at the National Electricity Moderation Centre (A0) on January 6 to inaugurate a new centre for monitoring and operating the power system and market.

The centre is operated on the basis of the supervisory control and data acquisition and energy management system (SCADA/EMS), which has been put into operation recently.

The new monitoring system boasts a number of prominent features including sending capacity control signals of each turbine of the electricity system from the control room of the moderation centre.

It is able to assess and simulate supposed situations and problems based on the latest actual operating mode, while collecting information related to plans to repair equipment in the system and suggesting repair plans.

The system can also assess the level of ensuring security for the electricity system and possibilities of turbine breakdowns.

With these advantages, the operation of the electricity system and the transaction of the power market will become easier, contributing efficiently to evaluating, controlling and forecasting power consumption demand.

The launch of the system marks a breakthrough in applying scientific and technological advances in running the power system. It shows that Vietnam’s power industry catches up with not only other ASEAN member nations but also developed countries all over the world.

According to Director of the A0 Centre Nguyen Duc Cuong, in the past, the information systems of national and regional electricity moderation levels were independent ones that used various devices with an operational time of over ten years. These systems were operated by moderators through telephone or computer.

Meanwhile, the new system is a single one decentalised from the central to regional levels, resulting in more accurate and timely data exchange.

Apart from technologies already applied in the electricity industry such as automatic control station, repairs through hotlines, and electronic metres for households, the group will use more advanced technologies in the coming time to improve the quality of its services and ensure safety and efficiency in operating the power system.-VNA