More solar power plants to come into operation in June

Deputy director of the National Load Dispatch Center Nguyen Duc Ninh said that the national power supply will increase when many new solar power plants come into operation in June.
By the end of April this year, there were only four solar power plants being put into operation but by mid-May this year, there were 27 plants. It is expected that there will be 88 more plants in operation by the end of June.
Regarding power supply, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said that power load in the first four months of this year reached 74.35 billion kWh, 628 million kWh higher than this year’s plan, up 11 percent over the same period last year.
It is expected that in May and June, power load will continue to increase to 42.8 billion kWh, an increase of 10 percent compared to the same period last year. Maximum capacity is expected to be at 37,000-39,000 MW, up 11-14 percent over the same period last year.
Besides, due to El Nino phenomenon, water volume at hydropower reservoirs is forecasted to remain at low level in central and central highlands provinces in May and June.
However, Mr. Ngo Son Hai, deputy CEO of EVN, affirmed that power supply will be sufficient during dry season as well as the rest of the year.

By Lac Phong – Translated by Thuy Doan

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