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Hanoi (VNA) – The national power system is able to meet additional power demands this month, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group.

The group said that the maximum load capacity is close to 28,530 MW while the power consumption in June is estimated at 540 million kWh per day.

The EVN has set objectives of exploiting hydropower plants in line with ensuring sufficient water for production in the lower parts of rivers.

It will also make full use of gas turbines and coal-fired thermal power as well as mobilise power from O Mon and Ca Mau oil-fuelled plants in the southern region if necessary.

The group has asked its subsidiary companies to ensure a sufficient power supply to serve the national high school graduation examination period, as well as implement anti-flooding plans to assure power during the storm season this year.

In the first five month of this year, the total electricity output was estimated at 72.6 billion kWh, up 13.1 percent against the same period last year.

In May alone, the electricity output was 16.52 billion kWh.-VNA