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Hanoi (VNA) – The Northern Power Corporation (EVNEPC) has reported that in the first five months of this year, the firm supplied 21.4 billion kWh of commercial electricity, a rise of 12.47 percent year on year and reaching 37.14 percent of its yearly target.

Of the total, the construction and industry sector consumed 64.14 percent, a year on year increase of 15.34 percent.

Particularly, the firm ensured safe and stable power supply in May, when demand for electricity rose strongly during a severe heat wave in 27 northern localities.

Also in May the enterprise put into operation several transmission lines and transformer stations in various localities, raising the grid’s capacity and reliability.

During the month, the EVNEPC provided middle-voltage power access to 168 customers for an average time of 5.58 days each, 1.42 day lower than requirement.

In June, the corporation will continue with measures to ensure safe and stable power supply and reduce electricity loss, while speeding up the construction of power generation and transmission projects.-VNA