Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has finally reached capacity to power the entire country after 59 years of service, said the company director general Pham Le Thanh.
|Maintenance workers from HCMC Power Corporation at Thi Nghe transmission station in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)|
The national grid’s capacity is 20,400 megawatts while the country’s consumption is only 18,600 megawatts, said Nguyen Anh Vu, head of the public relations of Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation.
EVN will continue to supplement more supply sources to increase the total’s capacity by 4,466 megawatts.
The group is building two 500-kilovolt transmission lines stretching from Pleiku to My Phuoc to Cau Bong and from Vinh Tan to Song May to Tan Dinh.
EVN will be able to meet energy demands in southern regions and Ho Chi Minh City for the dry season, said Vu.
The group is still launching campaigns for reduced energy consumption even though they met demands.