Power consumption rises as economy recovers from pandemic
duonghanhnguyen 23-10-2020, 08:38
Power consumption rises as economy recovers from pandemic


EVN purchased a total of 816 billion kWh of renewable power in the first nine months of this year, of which 723 billion kWh, or 88.6 percent, was generated by solar power projects. — VNA/VNS Photo

Power consumption increased significantly in September as the economy started to find its feet after COVID-19 was successfully contained in Viet Nam, according to a recent report by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN).


The report on nine-month power production and consumption showed that EVN’s commercial power output was estimated at 1993 billion kWh in September, representing a rise of 105 per cent against August and 841 per cent against the same period last year.


Power for industrial production and construction increased by 7.7 per cent, while electricity for daily consumption was up 1317 per cent. Power for services and trade was down 1099 per cent.


The country is undergoing socio-economic recovery after COVID-19 was successfully contained, with no new community transmissions recorded for 50 days.


EVN’s total commercial power output for January-September stood at 16231 billion kWh, a rise of 309 per cent over the same period last year.


From the beginning of this year, EVN produced and imported a total of 18537 billion kWh, up by 268 per cent.


Of the figure, hydroelectricity plants provided 4838 billion kWN, a drop of 693 per cent, gas-fired power plants were at 2742 billion kWN, falling 1656 per cent, coal-fired power plants accounted for 9729 billion kWh, an increase of 10.5 per cent and oil-fired power produced 104 billion kWh, up 33 per cent.


Of note, EVN purchased 816 billion kWh of renewable power in the first nine months of this year, of which 723 billion kWh, or 88.6 percent, was generated by solar power projects.


The nine-month solar power buyback was 2.6 times higher year-on-year.


For rooftop solar power, more than 55980 projects were put into operation with a total capacity of 1531 MWp.


In the last quarter of this year, EVN will focus on hastening the progress of power generation projects, including the Thuong Kon Tum hydropower plant and Se San 4 solar power projects.


EVN also plans to start expansions at Hoa Binh hydropower plant and Quang Trach 1 thermoelectricity plant, and build infrastructure for the Dung Quat 1 and 3 gas-fired plants.


EVN has broken ground on 107 power projects this year and put into operation 100110-500kV transmission lines. — VNS

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