Electricity of Vietnam’s National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) has set a target of providing between 122-122.5 billion kWh of electricity in 2014, up 9-9.5 percent from last year.

The target was released at the company’s conference in Hanoi on January 7 to review its 2013 operations and launch its production and business plan in 2014.

To realise the goal, EVNNPT asked its units to pay attention to technical management to prevent and reduce interruptions in the national electricity network, while making every effort to safely operate transmission lines and transformer stations, especially the 550kV North-South transmission line.

According to EVNNPT Deputy General Director Vu Ngoc Minh, his company safely transmitted 111,86 billion kWh of electricity last year, eight percent higher than 2012.

The company ran its power plants at full capacity in 2013, ensuring sufficient supply of electricity to power substations to serve socio-economic development and people’s everyday lives across the country.

To cut down the loss of power to eight percent by 2015, the corporation said that apa rt from ensuring the progress of electricity infrastructure development projects, it will also work with its subsidiaries to timely update the demand of regional power substation development.

At a recent conference in Hanoi, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) was also requested to ensure the national power supply from 2014.

In 2013, the group generated and purchased over 127.8 billion kWh of electricity, up 8.47 percent from 2012.-VNA