Tran Khiem Tuan, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation, has instructed relevant units to double their efforts to ensure steady power supply in the City during the present heat wave.
|HCMC Power Corporation has asked for steady and constant power supply during this present heat wave (Photo: SGGP)|
Tuan said that power output has increased since early April. Consumption showed a record high of 58.9 million kWh on April 3, which has now moved up to 60 million kWh a day.
Although the corporation has instructed subsidiary units to prepare backup measures, they still fail to prevent power blackouts in several areas.
Power blackouts have occurred because of increased use of air conditioners during peak hours. Tuan has proposed to power companies to temporarily postpone maintenance work if possible, as this too is disrupting electric supply during peak hours.
The Southern Regional Hydro Meteorological Center has said that the current scorching heat wave will continue until the end of May with temperatures soaring upto 37-38 degrees celsius.
Tuan has asked power companies to keep a close watch on weather bulletins so as to maintain a steady and constant power supply and plan schedules accordingly. He has also asked residents to conserve electricity and not use irons and pumps during peak hours.
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