26/06/2017 08:45 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

EVN exports 0.7 billion kWh of electricity in H1

Hanoi, June 25 (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) exported about 0.7 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2017. 

In January-June, the company generated and purchased 95.7 billion kWh of electricity, a yearly increase of 7.9 percent, ensuring supply for domestic needs. 

Commercial electricity reached 84.1 billion kWh, a year-on-year rise of 10.05 percent. 

The EVN accounts for 61.5 percent of the total national power generation capacity of 43,010 MW. 

In 2017, the company aims to generate and purchase 196.8 billion kWh of electricity, up 11.1 percent year-on-year, and sold 177.8 billion kWh of power, up 11.3 percent against the previous year. 

To realise this goal, the group will make full use of electricity plants, especially the Vinh Tan 2 and Duyen Hai 1, 3 thermal power plants, as well as gas and coal-fired plants to provide sufficient electricity for the dry season of 2018. 

It plans to reduce the import of electricity from China while increasing the power-generating capacity at domestic plants. 

The EVN will consider increasing the sale of electricity to Cambodia and ensure safe operation of power transmission grid, particularly the 500kV North-South system. 

It strives to reduce electricity losses by 7.47 percent in 2017, and take saving measures so that the total production cost will be slashed by over 2.9 trillion VND (127 million USD) against the yearly target.