Although Ho Chi Minh City’s Power Company will ensure a stable supply of power during the upcoming national holidays, power must be conserved to the maximum extent possible, said the utilities Director Le Van Phuoc.
|Power generation facilities have been upgraded so that power failures will not occur on the upcoming holidays|
Asked why there haven’t been any power cuts in the city since April 9, Mr. Phuoc explained that after some earlier technical problems, power plants at Pha Lai and Phu My are back online, generating 1,000 MW or 10 percent of the system’s capacity. Power plants in Uong Bi and Ca Mau have also joined the national grid and power imported from China via the 220kV Ha Giang-Thai Nguyen transmission is also available.
He added, however, that every organization and household still needs to conserve power as much as possible since the amount of water available for hydroelectric power generation is lower than the same period last year while demand in the southern provinces is high due to hot, dry conditions there.
“In order to accomplish the city’s target of saving 90 million kWh and prevent a severe shortage of power in the dry season, I suggest that people should economize on their use of electricity as much as possible to save it for production,” he said, adding that the Government’s energy conservation program is very important to the country’s well being.
Power generation facilities have been upgraded so that power failures will not occur - especially on the upcoming holidays, he said.