Water levels of hydroelectric reservoirs at 30-year low

SGGP
By the end of August, water levels of hydroelectric reservoirs continued to be at low level with most of them being lower than those in the same period last year by 75-99 percent.
Especially, hydroelectric reservoirs in the Da River basin, despite being in the main flood season, there has not been any significant flood so their water levels were at the lowest level in the past 30 years. By August 31, water levels at 37 hydroelectric reservoirs of EVN all were lower than those in the same period last year. Total useful capacity of hydroelectric reservoirs was at 14.7 billion cubic meters, less than that in the same period last year by around 11.2 billion cubic meters, equivalent to 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.

The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said that eight-month-accumulated commercial power generation was estimated at 139.06 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 10.29 percent over the same period last year. Of which, domestic commercial power generation rose by 9.86 percent.

Solar power generation in August was at an average of 31.1 million kilowatt hours per day, accounting for about 4.5 percent of total power generation in the power grid. Power continued to be transmitted from the North to the Central then the South of Vietnam with power transmission estimated at 17.6 billion kilowatt hours. Highest power transmission capacity on the 500kV power line from the North to the Central was 2,000 megawatts and 2,950 megawatts on the power line from the Central to the South. Power transmission to the South of Vietnam was about 31.1 million kilowatt hours per day, or 10.4 percent of power demand in the South of Vietnam.

By Lac Phong – Translated by Thuy Doan

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