EVN oil-fired power may reach record high
  • By Nguyen Manh | | November 15, 2019 09:03 AM
The Electricity Group of Vietnam (EVN) has forecasted that its oil-fired power would reach 2.57 billion kWh by late this year, a 65-year record high.

According to EVN, most big hydropower reservoirs in the northern and central regions have lower water levels than usual, except for some in the southern and Central Highlands regions.


For instance, Lai Chau Hydropower Plant reservoir’s water level was 10.5 metres lower than last year. Meanwhile, the figure for reservoirs in Son La Hydropower Plant, Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant, Hua Na Hydropower Plant and Cua Dat is 15.7 metres, 8.2 metres, 12.3 metres and 11.2 metres respectively.

Recent storms Matmo and Nakri mainly hit the southern central region, bringing heavy rains for reservoirs there.

EVN reported that the country’s hydropower plant reservoirs are in short of nearly 11 billion cubic metres of water with some 7.3 billion cubic metres from Lai Chau, Son La and Hoa Binh.

The national total hydropower electricity production is expected at 65.3 billion kWh this year, around 9.9 billion kWh lower than the year target.

To ease the power shortage, the group has to utilise more oil-fired power source which is expected to be at 2.57 billion kWh by the year-end and up to 8.6 billion kWh next year.

Earlier, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh warned that Vietnam would face a power shortfall and this was forecasted to last until 2023.

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