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Hanoi (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on the whole country to save at least 2 percent of total power consumption each year under his recently-signed Directive No.20/CT-TTg on saving electricity from 2020-2025.

The PM required ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government agencies, people’s committees of centrally-run cities and provinces, businesses and mass organisations to take five measures.

Administrative agencies must work with electricity suppliers to save 5 percent of the total consumption each year, build and effectively follow regulations on the use, repair and maintenance of electricity equipment, and raise staff awareness of power saving. The agencies are encouraged to install rooftop solar power systems.

Public lighting operators were required to save 20 percent of the total electricity consumption during the period. Power saving technology must be used in public lighting.

Hospitality providers, office centres and apartment buildings were asked to cut 50 percent of outdoor advertising lighting capacity at night.

Households were suggested to use equipment with energy saving labels, economically and effectively use power, and install solar panels on roofs.

Major energy consumption establishments must save at least 2 percent of power per product unit each year.

People’s committees of centrally-run cities and provinces must add criteria for economical and effective energy use into their annual and periodic socio-economic development plans

Vietnam Electricity will be responsible for optimising power plants and electricity transmission networks, and working closely with the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting to update forecasts about weather and water resources./.