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Hanoi (VNA) – An international conference seeking to mitigate power loss in transmission and distribution systems is taking place in Hanoi on September 7-8, attracting speakers from Japan, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Deputy Director General of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Ngo Son Hai informed the conference that power loss dropped from 10.15 percent in 2010 to 7.94 percent in 2015 when 160 billion kWh of electricity was produced.

By 2020, EVN strives to reduce power loss to 6.5 percent.

Tran Dinh Long, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Electrical Engineering Association, said EVN has come up with plans to strengthen its power grid, use energy-saving conductor wires and transformers, among others, in order to mitigate power loss in the coming years.

A representative from the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand said PEA reconfigures electrical system, regularly checks electricity meters, especially in households showing abnormal consumption, for the effort.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Electrical Wire and Cable Makers’ Association shared its experience that Japan has used appropriate cable cross-sections that help reduce Co2 emission and save energy.

The conference was co-hosted by the EVN and the Vietnam Energy Association.-VNA