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The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) pledged to supply sufficient electricity in September, including using oil-fuelled thermal power plants while the Nam Con Son gas supply system is suspended from September 12-15.

The EVN also implemented measures to ensure the safety of reservoirs, hydroelectric power plants and the delta area during the flood season and prepare equipment and materials for incidents.

According to the EVN, from the beginning of the year through the end of August, the company produced and purchased a total of 105.15 billion kilowatt hours, up 11.78 percent from last year.

Of the figure, hydroelectricity accounted for 34.95 percent, coal-fueled thermal power 33.64 percent, gas-fuelled turbines 29.99 percent, oil-fuelled thermal power 0.31 percent and purchased power 1.11 percent.

Consumed commercial electricity in the period reached 93.8 billion kilowatt hours, up 11.54 percent against the same period, in which the industry-construction sector consumed 53.3 percent, the commercial section held 5.2 percent and the consumer electricity used 35.4 percent.

The company urged its units to overcome issues caused by flooding and storms at the Son La, Huoi Quang and Lai Chau hydroelectric plants and the Mong Duong 1 thermal power plant.

The company ensured sufficient coal supply for the Vinh Tan and the Duyen Hai 1 thermal power plants.-VNA