The total amount of power produced during the first six months of this year was 78.74 billion kWh, a 12.35 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to a report issued by the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

The EVN put an additional five turbines into operation, with a total capacity of 2,654 MW, providing electricity to the national grid.

In the face of the electricity overload caused by the prolonged heat wave, the EVN has undertaken efforts to ensure sufficient power supply.

For the last six months of this year, the imported and produced power capacity is estimated at 80.32 billion kWh, the EVN said. The group aims to provide enough power for production and business, while exploring further hydropower options and load conditions to set up a plan for next year’s power supply.

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang asked the EVN to accelerate the electrification process in remote areas, such as Cham Island in central Quang Nam province and Lai Son in southern Kien Giang province, in order to achieve the national socio-economic development target.-VNA