The country's power system has produced 40.9 billion kWh so far this year, according to the Electricity of Vietnam. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The national power system produced a total of 40.9 billion kWh in the first quarter, an increase of 14.25 percent against the same period last year, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

Of which, commercial electricity amounted to 35.22 billion kWh. In March alone, the system produced 14.92 billion kWh, 11.92 billion kWh of which was commercial electricity.

During the first quarter, the North-South 500kV transmission line transmitted 2.97 billion kWh to the central region and 1.88 billion kWh to the southern region.

The transmitted electricity output met 13.5 percent of the central and southern regions’ demand.

The EVN said it also released water from Hoa Binh, Thac Ba and Tuyen Quang hydro-electric reservoirs to serve the Winter-Spring 2015-2016 crop in provinces in the northern midland region and Red River delta.

The total water released was 3.03 billion cu.m, including 2.06 billion cu.m from the Hoa Binh reservoir.-VNA