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Hanoi (VNA) - Electricity consumption in the capital city was forecast to sharply increase this month due to extremely hot weather, said the Electricity of Vietnam Corporation (EVN).

The corporation has also warned that households’ bills might be much due to the high demand of power this summer.

According to the weather forecast agency, people would suffer a severe and prolonged hot weather this summer due to El Nino phenomenon.

“There would be hot waves this month and June and July. The hottest temperature might be reached to 40 degrees Celsius,” the EVN said.

“The hot weather would lead to increase of power consumption”, it said.

At present, the electric price is calculated in progressive scale. So, the more they use the more they have to pay.

People are advised to use power economically.

This year is the first time the EVN has given the warning of power payment to people. People were shocked when they got bills with higher payment in summer last year.

When applying the new electric fee scale last year and people complained of to pay much, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce asked the EVN and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam to set up plans of power price adjustment.

Three plans were drawn up but so far there is no one approved.-VNA