EVN moves to guarantee power supply for National Day holiday hinh anh 1An EVN worker checks electricity equipment. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said it has demanded its subsidiaries take measures to guarantee power supply during the National Day holiday from September 1 to 4.

The State-owned group noted it has asked its subsidiaries to make and carry out supply ensuring plans, with priority given to the venues of political and cultural events of localities.

They must not interrupt the supply, except for handling incidents, while having to gear up personnel, equipment and supplies to make timely response to any circumstances.

Besides, units of the power sector will increase checks to deal with shortcomings of power facilities and coordinate with local authorities and armed forces to protect the system’s safety and prevent fires or explosions, the EVN said.

The firm has requested the National Load Dispatch Centre inform non-EVN power generators to stay ready to increase supply when necessary.

It has also told power corporations to order their affiliates to ensure service quality and work with local administrations to have a good grasp of the time and locations needing the most stable power supply during this occasion.

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is a state-owned enterprise established in 1994, entrusted with the mission of ensuring a sufficient power supply for national socioeconomic growth and to meet customer demand, while continuously improving the quality of services. EVN’s operations range from electricity generation, transmission and distribution to retail business. It is dedicated to becoming a leading power utility in the region.

The group has submitted to the Government its proposal on mechanisms to encourage the development of renewable energy such as wind and solar power along with storage systems.

EVN expects to put into operation around 5,500 MW of electricity from  renewables, with 4,000 MW from wind power and 1.500 MW from solar power by 2025, to prevent a shortage of power, especially in northern localities.

The group has also asked the Government for permission to develop offshore wind power in the northern region to increase electricity supply for the región and ensure national power security.

Electricity demand is surging in the context of Vietnam making all-out efforts for socio-economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic is put under control.

According to the power development plan in 2022, EVN can ensure sufficient power supply for the central and southern regions. The northern region may face a shortage at some points of time, particularly during severe heat waves./.