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EVN assures power supplies amid prolonged drought

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A system of power facilities (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has ensured enough power supplies for domestic consumption despite the lingering drought in the central and southern regions since the beginning of 2016.

The State-owned group said it has optimised thermal power plants and operated hydro power factories in an appropriate fashion to concurrently guarantee electricity supplies and release water for agricultural and daily use in the lowlands.

About 56.05 billion kWh of electricity was produced in the first four months of this year, rising by 13.91 percent from a year earlier, the EVN said.

It stated that the electricity system is capable of meeting the power need across Vietnam in May, when the election of deputies to the 14 th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 tenure will take place.

The system’s load can reach 539 million kWh per day this month.

Thermal power stations will continue to be optimised in May while hydro power reservoirs will also be operated properly to minimise drought impacts, the EVN added.-VNA
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