02/07/2017 06:48 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Siemens, EVN open control centre in HCM City

HCM City (VNA) - Siemens and the Electricity of Vietnam Southern Power Corporation (EVN SPC) has opened a new main control centre in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The centre, whose facilities were designed and built by Siemens, will remotely monitor and control the medium- and low-voltage grids in 21 provinces in the south. 

“This project will significantly improve the availability and efficiency of the distribution grids in this region and reduce power outages, thus contributing to the economic development,” Siemens said in its statement. 

“EVN’s new network control centre enables it to respond flexibly and in a cost-efficient manner to the current and future challenges of ensuring reliable network operation. For EVN, this means an improvement in both its operational efficiency and quality of service,” said Thomas Zimmermann, CEO of the Business Unit Digital Grid, Siemens Energy Management Division. 

Nguyen Van Hop, EVN SPC President and CEO, said the centre would help his company to improve remarkably the efficiency and reliability of the distribution network in 21 provinces and cities in the south. 

“We will be able to create sustainable values not only in the region but also for our company through higher productivity and significant cost-saving,” Hop said.