Vietnam tells businesses to cut power

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Vietnam faces power shortages during the dry season

The state utility of southern Vietnam has told 6,000 companies in 21 southern cities and provinces to prepare plans for cutting back on production so as to reduce power consumption up to 15 per cent.

These 6,000 producers are consuming the most electricity, about 60 per cent of the volume of power supplied by Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) Southern Power Corporation every day, the power suppler said on March 18.

Among them are steel and cement makers, currently using some 10 per cent of the total power supplied. Steel and cement factories are mainly located in Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An and Binh Duong provinces.

This move is aimed at dealing with the high possibility of power shortfall in the southern region during this year’s dry season, EVN explained.

Hydropower reservoirs are falling short of 15 billion cubic meters of water, equivalent to 1.4 billion kWh of electricity. Therefore, EVN has to resort to other power sources, including diesel oil, despite the higher costs. Even so, it is likely that there will be power outages at certain points.

Power shortage will be the most severe in April and May, when hydropower output is low, and in July-September, when gas supply for a number of power plants in the south is disrupted for regular maintenance.

 

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[caption id="attachment_7789" align="alignleft" width="240"] Vietnam faces power shortages during the dry season[/caption] The state utility of southern Vietnam has told 6,000 companies in 21 southern cities and provinces to prepare plans for cutting back on production so as to reduce power consumption up to 15 per cent. These 6,000 producers are consuming the most electricity, about 60 per cent of the volume of power supplied by Electricity of Vietnam's (EVN) Southern Power Corporation every day, the power suppler said on March 18. Among them are steel and cement makers, currently using some 10 per cent of the total power supplied....

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Vietnam power lines
Vietnam faces power shortages during the dry season

The state utility of southern Vietnam has told 6,000 companies in 21 southern cities and provinces to prepare plans for cutting back on production so as to reduce power consumption up to 15 per cent.

These 6,000 producers are consuming the most electricity, about 60 per cent of the volume of power supplied by Electricity of Vietnam’s (EVN) Southern Power Corporation every day, the power suppler said on March 18.

Among them are steel and cement makers, currently using some 10 per cent of the total power supplied. Steel and cement factories are mainly located in Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An and Binh Duong provinces.

This move is aimed at dealing with the high possibility of power shortfall in the southern region during this year’s dry season, EVN explained.

Hydropower reservoirs are falling short of 15 billion cubic meters of water, equivalent to 1.4 billion kWh of electricity. Therefore, EVN has to resort to other power sources, including diesel oil, despite the higher costs. Even so, it is likely that there will be power outages at certain points.

Power shortage will be the most severe in April and May, when hydropower output is low, and in July-September, when gas supply for a number of power plants in the south is disrupted for regular maintenance.

 

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  1. This is unfortunate for the southern areas of Vietnam however, like many countries who experience dry seasons, electricity and water are usually a problem. If 6,000 companies cut back on their production it will be interesting to see how it will affect Vietnam’s overall economy throughout the year and if any new projects are introduced in order to avoid this problem in the future.

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