EVN determined to ensure sufficient power supply hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Ensuring sufficient power supply for socio-economic development and daily use is among key targets defined by the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) during the group’s second Party Congress for the 2015-2020 tenure in Hanoi on August 3.

The group targets an average power growth of up to 11 percent per year, equivalent to 234-240 billion kilowatt hours of commercial electricity in 2020.

Meanwhile, total production and import electricity is expected to reach 262-270 kilowatt hours in 2020, 35-40 percent of which will be produced by EVN-run power plants.

The EVN plans to put 19 turbines in 11 power projects into operation with total capacity of 5,819 megawatts while ensuring the progress of key and urgent projects, including the Lai Chau hydropower plant and projects under the Vinh Tan, Duyen Hai, O Mon centres and preparing to launch the first nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan.

Meanwhile, the group will continue investing in projects approved in the programme to supply electricity to rural, mountainous and island areas from 2013-2020, aiming to ensure that all rural households access electricity.

To fulfil the target, the EVN will invest in the development of power resources and networks, accelerate restructuring efforts and enhance technology application to raise productivity and reduce losses.

From 2011-2015, the group ensured adequate power supply for the country’s socio-economic demand as well as people’s needs. By the end of 2014, total installation capacity of the whole system was 33,964 megawatts with over 20 percent in reserve.

Power infrastructure was significantly upgraded and electricity was supplied in almost all rural, mountainous and island areas.

Currently, the EVN has finished submarine power cable projects to Phu Quoc, Co To and Ly Son islands and an air-span power cable to Kien Hai, ensuring power in eight out of 12 island districts nationwide.

By the end of last year, as many as 99.59 percent of total communes and 98.22 percent of rural households had access to electricity.-VNA