Workers of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group’s Northern Power Corporation at the Tuan Giao 110kV transformer station in Dien Bien province (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group’s Northern Power Corporation (EVNNPC) has reported that its commercial power output in the first quarter of 2018 picked up 14.06 percent year-on-year to more than 13.8 billion kWh.

Of the total amount, 65.06 percent was supplied for the construction industry, up 15.81 percent against the same time last year while 29.08 percent was provided for daily use, rising 9.7 percent.

During the January-March period, the corporation’s member companies began construction of ten projects and put into operation 17 power supply works and transmission lines, adding 657 MVA to the national grid.

Furthermore, the corporation completed all 14 customer service criteria, with average electricity access of 5.02 days per week. As of March 31, it informed power charges via SMS to 7.26 million out of 9.77 million customers, an increase of 1.08 million customers as compared to 2017.

The EVNNPC worked to ensure sufficient power supplies for production, daily life and socio-political activities during New Year and Tet (lunar New Year) holidays. In addition, it also paid due attention to communication campaigns to raise public awareness of power saving and response to the Earth Hour 2018.

In the second quarter, the firm will further its efforts to ensure stable power supply during hot weather as well as deploy drastic measures to reduce power consumption.-VNA