60 plants join power market by August hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo:VNA)

As many as 60 power plants have joined the electricity market directly so far this year with a total capacity of 14,952 megawatts, accounting for 40 percent of the national power system, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC).

By the end of July, the centre was operating 107 power plants with an installed capacity of 37,594 megawatts and 750 transformer stations of 500/220/110 kilovolts with a total capacity of 99,914 mega-volt amperes.

This year, power output is expected to reach 163.1 billion kilowatt hours, up 12.1 percent compared to 2014.-VNA