Electricity supply to increase 11 percent next year

January 10, 2012

The total amount of electricity produced and imported next year is scheduled to exceed 120.7 billion kWh, a 10.89 percent increase over this year, according to a new plan for power supply and electricity system operation.

 The plan, which has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), sets a target of 58.1 billion kWh of electricity in the dry season and 62.6 billion kWh in the wet season.

The hydro-power plants are expected to generate more than 45 billion kWh in total, including 18.3 billion kWh in the dry season and 26.6 billion kWh in the wet.

Electricity produced by thermo-power plants would be 24.7 billion kWh, with 13.7 billion kWh in the dry and 11 billion kWh in the wet.

The electricity imported from China by the Electricity of Viet Nam would be an estimated 4.65 billion kWh.

The ministry has asked EVN to build up and implement the weekly and monthly plan on electricity supply.

EVN was required to co-operate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Hydro-Meteorological Service, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation and the Vietnam Coal, Mineral Industries Holding Corporation to ensure effective use of water sources for power supply and agricultural production, as well as the supply of coal, oil and gas for electricity generation. /.

Vietnam News Agency

Source: http://www.qdnd.vn/qdndsite/en-US/75/72/182/156/189/171461/Default.aspx

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