Vietnam to buy electricity from China to ease shortage

The Northern Power Corporation will buy electricity from China’s Guangxi Power Grid Company to ease the power shortage this summer.

The agreement was reached recently between the two sides at a meeting in China’s Dongxing City. 

The electricity will be bought through the 110-kV Shengou-Mong Cai power transmission line between May and July.

The Chinese firm will make preparations to ensure the power supply for Vietnam as soon as possible.

In the 2005-2016 period, the Northern Power Corporation also purchased power from China via the 110-kV Shengou-Mong Cai power transmission line.

The northern region of Vietnam would see a power shortfall of between 1,600- 4,900MW from May to July due to the prolonged heat.

Electricity of Vietnam has sent a proposal to Vietnam Oil and Gas Group on prioritising gas supply for electricity production amid increasing demand in summer.