Electricity workers operate power facilities (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Power Generation Corporation 1 (GENCO 1) under the State-owned Vietnam Electricity produced over 26.65 billion kWh over the last 10 months, representing 77.5 percent of this year’s target and a year-on-year rise of 12.3 percent.

The firm said that in October, the water flow into hydropower reservoirs and mobilized capacity of thermal power plants’ turbines was low.

However, its total electricity output increased 8 percent from the month’s planned production and 46 percent from a year earlier to 2.82 billion kWh last month. That included 692 million kWh generated by hydropower plants and over 2 billion kWh by thermal power ones.

GENCO 1 plans to generate more than 2.6 billion kWh of electricity in November, including 352 million kWh of hydropower and nearly 2.26 billion kWh thermal power.

The company also assigned its hydropower plants to optimise water resources and thermal power facilities to maximise production capacity as requested by the National Load Dispatch Centre.

GENCO 1 is one of the three power generation corporations of the Vietnam Electricity group.

It currently owns the hydropower plants of Song Tranh (Quang Nam province), Ban Ve (central Nghe An province), Dong Nai, Dai Ninh and Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi (Central Highlands province of Lam Dong). The thermal power companies of Uong Bi (northern Quang Ninh province), Duyen Hai (southern Tra Vinh province), and Nghi Son (central Thanh Hoa province) are also members of GENCO 1.-VNA