EVN reports 8-percent rise in 11-month electricity output (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said its total electricity output in January-November increased by 8.16 percent year on year to reach 181.35 billion kWh.

The amount of commercial electricity output in the period was estimated at 159.9 billion kWh, up 9.18 percent year on year, including 14.79 billion kWh in November.

The group imported 16.46 billion kWh in the 11-month period.

According to the group, an estimated 13.5 billion kWh was transmitted from the centre to the north and the south in November, accounting for 23.4 percent of the region’s power demand.

EVN forecasts that the daily power consumption in December is estimated at 547 million kWh, affirming that the group will ensure full and stable supply for customers.

The group plans to increase water storage in hydropower reservoirs to prepare for the dry season in 2018, while coordinating the operation of gas- and coal-fuelled power plants to efficiently exploit both thermal and hydropower sources.-VNA