As of August this year, 90.7 percent of the 8,902 communes nationwide had completed targets set for rural power supply as part of the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building, according to insiders.
The Da Nhim – Ham Thuan – Da Mi Hydropower JSC sent electricity generated by Inverter B Station to the grid in the central province of Binh Thuan on May 27, raising the capacity of Da Mi solar power plant’s power supply to the grid to 38.2 MWp.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said recently the ministry would consider increasing the price of electricity this year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued Decision 1740/QD-TTg approving a target programme for power supply in rural, mountainous and island regions in the 2016-2020 period.
VOV.VN - At least three people have been killed in heavy rains and severe flooding in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang as of June 25, according to the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The Hanoi Electricity Corporation has set up a detailed plan to ensure sufficient power supply during this summer, said vice general director of the company Nguyen Anh Dung.
Foreign investors already active in the Vietnamese power sector are looking to expand their footprints in the country to create a more stable power supply in the near future, with increased focus on renewable energy.
While the backbone of Vietnam’s electricity remains hydropower, the State-owned Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN) said power supply will be ensured for the coming dry season.
The National Power Transmission Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVNNPT) plans to disburse over 18.1 trillion VND (797.6 million USD) to finish and put into operation 62 projects and start construction of 43 projects in 2018.
The Southern Power Corporation (SPC) of the Electricity of Vietnam has said it will supply up to 66.154 billion kWh of electricity for commercial use in 2018, or a 9.74 percent increase from 2017.
The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN)’s Northern Power Corporation (EVNNPC) has reported that total commercial power it produced in October reached more than 5 billion kWh, up 11.45% over the same period last year.
The central city of Da Nang has exerted efforts to ensure stable power supply for the socio-economic development of the city as well as activities of the APEC 2017 that the city will host in November this year.
An upgraded transformer of the Hoa Khanh 2 110kV transformer station in Hoa Khanh industrial park, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang was put into operation to ensure sufficient power supply for the APEC Leaders’ Meeting and related events to be held in the city in November.
The Northern Power Corporation (EVNEPC) has reported that in the first five months of this year, the firm supplied 21.4 billion kWh of commercial electricity, a rise of 12.47%year on year and reaching 37.14% of its yearly target.
Several key power transmission projects, worth a total VND1.1 trillion (US$48.4 million), have been constructed since 2015 to ensure power supply for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam this year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed relevant ministries, agencies and groups to set forth measures and mechanisms in order to ensure electricity supply for the economy.
The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) will work with the Naval High Command on a report proposing the Government allow the group to supply electricity to all islands in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.
Nguyen Tuan Tung, Deputy Director of Vietnam National Power Transmission Corporation (NPT), talks to Vietnam News Agency about power supply for the south when summer is approaching.
The Central Power Corporation under Electricity of Vietnam (EVN CPC) has used several measures to ensure electricity supply during the dry season when demand for power is expected to rise in the central and Central Highlands regions.
The Southern Power Corporation of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN SPC) has so far supplied electricity for nearly 30,500 households in the island districts of Phu Quy, Con Dao, Phu Quoc and Kien Hai.